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#95420 - 09/12/05 11:02 PM test question  
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i recently took an examination in texas and one of the questions on the test has me baffled. what is the maximum ampacity rating for a hermatic refigerant motor branch circuit against ground fault? no other specs were included. my choices were 25 30 35 40.any help greatly appreciated. thanks


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#95421 - 09/13/05 12:16 AM Re: test question  
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I suspect there was something missing in the question and so the Smart A** is 40 since that is the largest option. Maybe they expected you to recall some information from another previous question??


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#95422 - 09/13/05 11:31 AM Re: test question  
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Using "test taking" logic I would go for 35a since it is the only one that is divisible by 7. [Linked Image]

440.22(A)"..."a protective device having a rating or setting not exceeding 175 <seven quarters> percent of the motor-compressor rated-load current..."

I bet there was a 5hp motor in there somewhere. (20aFLA)


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#95423 - 09/13/05 12:21 PM Re: test question  
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Originally posted by Gfretwell
Using "test taking" logic I would go for 35a since it is the only one that is divisible by 7.
440.22(A)"..."a protective device having a rating or setting not exceeding 175 <seven quarters> percent of the motor-compressor rated-load current..."
I bet there was a 5hp motor in there somewhere. (20aFLA)


Would this be the same thing as 14 bits?
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#95424 - 09/13/05 12:40 PM Re: test question  
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x'3FFF' = 16383

?


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#95425 - 09/13/05 03:14 PM Re: test question  
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x'3FFF' = 16383
?


One quarter ($.25) equals two bits. Not so many years ago a gallon of gas was just under two bits of you would get four cents back from a quarter.
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#95426 - 09/13/05 05:13 PM Re: test question  
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I sang "Shave & a haircut....two bits" to my son & he looked at me like I was the strangest thing in the world.

I may be old, but you're older jw. Gas was probably around 35 cents/gallon when I started driving.

Dave


#95427 - 09/13/05 06:01 PM Re: test question  
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Sorry I am not octal, I am hex based.

(A "bit" originally being 1/8th of a "piece of eight")

I guess we old computer guys never change.


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#95428 - 09/13/05 06:29 PM Re: test question  
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I haven't gotten over the fact that a bite is not something that you get from a dog or snake.

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