Hi there Simon, This picture looks rather strange. Is that cord the factory original type?. Reason I ask that is because, how many flexes in the UK have a bare, solid earthing conductor in them?. I thought that that was only used in fixed wiring cables. Looks like the person that attached that cord could have some colour-blindness issues. BTW, that cord clamp doesn't look that robust.
Re: What's wrong with this? (UK)#120543 04/18/0507:12 PM04/18/0507:12 PM
I'm now working as a mechanic for a plant hire firm and have come across dozens of photo opportunities in our workshop alone
Bring it on, mate!. It's also rather strang that this multibox should have tunnel terminals in it, must of the ones I've seen aren't made for alteration and just have crimped connections inside them. Either way Simon, that bare Earth should have been sleeved.
Re: What's wrong with this? (UK)#120545 04/19/0512:52 AM04/19/0512:52 AM
At least on that side of the pond they use solid, heavy conductors for the internal bus...I've seen many power strips here with #18 wire and cruddy crimps at each recept. or more commonly a very thin, brass-colored strip for the bus. No wonder they don't last and are prone to heating up with moderate loading.
Is that mains lead aluminum or just tinned copper?
Stupid should be painful.
Re: What's wrong with this? (UK)#120546 04/20/0507:00 AM04/20/0507:00 AM
Paul the cable had been through the wars. Run over by trucks, cherrypickers, tractors etc. I'm surprised it lasted this long.
The soldered conductor is the remnants of the previous cable.
Mike, I'll take a few pics in the next few days. I missed a good opportunity 2 weeks ago when I was on a breakdown at Ailsa shipyard in Troon which is being demolished. The main shed was full of equipment dating from the first half of the 20th century.
A good thing about our plant is its either construction or demolition companies that hire it which gives me plenty of opportunity to photograph old and new.
Re: What's wrong with this? (UK)#120549 05/10/0504:50 PM05/10/0504:50 PM