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#208457 - 01/20/13 11:04 PM 480v tap  
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One of the inspectors in the county south of us came up with this beauty.

480v tap using an innovative method but at least he got the colors right.

(From Bryan Holland)

[Linked Image]


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#208458 - 01/21/13 12:01 AM Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell]  
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#208462 - 01/21/13 04:06 AM Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell]  
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Yup that is like a KupLTap.
The problem is they don't have one that taps a 600MCM with a #14 I guess.



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#208466 - 01/21/13 09:46 AM Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell]  
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I guess you have some of the same geniuses down there as I have up here!!


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#208479 - 01/21/13 06:22 PM Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell]  
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ive seen this on here before, it still makes me wonder how the hell you could do this without getting shocked or destroying a tool or 2...


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#208481 - 01/21/13 10:08 PM Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell]  
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How about this scene...
Load of this made up, ring terminal made up, screw in ring, and a screw gun.


John

#208482 - 01/22/13 01:54 AM Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell]  
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I suppose turning off the power first would be out of the question. wink


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#208484 - 01/22/13 08:52 AM Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell]  
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Seems to be common practice... I've seen a very similar picture from Germany.


#208488 - 01/22/13 01:52 PM Re: 480v tap [Re: JoeKP]  
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Originally Posted by JoeKP
ive seen this on here before, it still makes me wonder how the hell you could do this without getting shocked or destroying a tool or 2...


I'm imagining a $2.99 orange store 4-in-1 screwdriver wrapped up in a roll of 99¢ tape. crazy


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#208495 - 01/23/13 12:13 AM Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell]  
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At first glance I'm thinking power theft. This wasn't a pf correcting capacitor for a huge motor was it?


#208503 - 01/23/13 01:57 PM Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell]  
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I think in the German case it was temporary site power straight from the pillar on the street.


#208506 - 01/23/13 09:58 PM Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell]  
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OK, theft of service....or sheer stupidity??


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#208509 - 01/24/13 01:14 AM Re: 480v tap [Re: Tesla]  
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Is there any chance these don't have UL or CSA approval?


#211194 - 09/24/13 03:43 AM Re: 480v tap [Re: gfretwell]  
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that's amazing ... not to mention the micro arcing going on within the strands they just derated, all it takes is a nick in the wire and the micro arc " hot spot " begins ...

Last edited by MarkC10; 09/24/13 03:47 AM.

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