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125 ways to hook-up a ....? #34429
02/11/04 12:54 PM
02/11/04 12:54 PM
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Edward  Offline OP
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When i was taking electrical classes my professor said that thers is 125 ways of wiring a receptacle but only one way is correct.And he got this information from one of the manufacturers.

Have you guys heard of such a thing?

He never gave us the answer. It was a project we were to finish and i do not believe any of my classmates got close.

Edward


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Edward
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Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....? #34430
02/12/04 10:42 PM
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DougW  Offline
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Hmm, let's see.

There's black to brass, white to silver, green to green...

Black to brass, white to silver, copper to green...

Black to brass 1, Blue to brass 2, white to silver...

Black to brass 1, Blue to brass 2, white to silver1, white to silver 2 ...

How many colors of wire are there these days...many?

Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....? #34431
02/13/04 01:19 AM
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cpalm1  Offline
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125 CORRECT ways? or would black to green, bare to silver, and white to brass be counted?

Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....? #34432
02/13/04 01:53 PM
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earlydean  Offline
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methinks the ole prof was exaggerating?????


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Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....? #34433
02/13/04 08:21 PM
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Edward  Offline OP
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I think 124 ways wrong and only one way right. Total 125 ways. And the professor got this from a manufacturer.

Merci
Edward


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Edward
Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....? #34434
02/13/04 08:36 PM
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walrus  Offline
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I wonder if ground pin up or down is right or wrong [Linked Image]

Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....? #34435
02/14/04 05:20 AM
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pauluk  Offline
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I wonder if ground pin up or down is right or wrong

And how about sideways? [Linked Image]

Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....? #34436
02/14/04 08:36 AM
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DougW  Offline
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Oh lord... here we go again [Linked Image]

Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....? #34437
02/19/04 03:03 PM
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Here go. I've seen #12 aluminum speed wired in the back of the outlet. 2 runs, in and out, and a third was added around the screws. Some times you can't believe it.

Re: 125 ways to hook-up a ....? #34438
02/20/04 07:15 PM
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maybe he was talking voltage?

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