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04-06-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By Matsukaze

I haven't seen any articles that give technical...

I haven't seen any articles that give technical details about how this fire-fighting wand works. I guess that it may be related to a type of loudspeaker called a flame speaker, which applies high...
04-06-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By Matsukaze

It looks somewhat similar, but not quite...

It looks somewhat similar, but not quite identical, to the Lutron dimmable plug. (http://files.lutron.com/hwi/TRG/366-963h_components_dimming_receptacles.pdf)
12-25-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,502
Posted By Matsukaze

Having worked in the cable assembly business...

Having worked in the cable assembly business years ago, I know what a drain is. It's a bare wire that is in contact with the foil shield. I've never heard the term "dolphin", but I'd guess it's some...
09-01-09, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,096
Posted By Matsukaze

In my area it seems to be standard practice to...

In my area it seems to be standard practice to use a stamped steel box at the end of a cord drop. That's all I've ever seen in factories around here. Inspectors in other parts of the country may be...
08-30-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By Matsukaze

In Mexico, the phase-to-phase voltage is 220V,...

In Mexico, the phase-to-phase voltage is 220V, and the phase to neutral voltage is 127V. These are nominal values; the actual voltages are allowed to be up to 10% higher or lower.

For a list of...
06-16-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,750
Posted By Matsukaze

I assume the inspector is using an Ideal Suretest...

I assume the inspector is using an Ideal Suretest tester. I wonder if he's read the manual? Here's a brief quote from it:
04-03-09, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,926
Posted By Matsukaze

Seatek makes a UF cable stripper called the Zip...

Seatek makes a UF cable stripper called the Zip Stripper (http://www.seatekco.com/zs-140.htm) that works pretty well. It will strip 12/2 but not 12/3.
03-02-09, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,635
Posted By Matsukaze

You need a large gauge wire to avoid excessive...

You need a large gauge wire to avoid excessive voltage drop. A longer wire will need to be of a larger gauge than a short wire. Your best bet is to check with the manufacturer of your inverter to...
02-10-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,038
Posted By Matsukaze

It's possible, but far from practical to do this....

It's possible, but far from practical to do this. Car batteries are not suitable; you would need deep-cycle batteries and an inverter. The batteries to run even a small home-type deep fryer for a few...
02-10-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,048
Posted By Matsukaze

The best heat gun for solder sleeves would...

The best heat gun for solder sleeves would probably be the Raychem Superheater, but it's expensive and requires a supply of compressed air. If you're not running an assembly line, a $10 Harbor Fright...
01-20-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,638
Posted By Matsukaze

You are allowed to pull NM cable through EMT...

You are allowed to pull NM cable through EMT indoors as long as you don't exceed the allowable fill. There has been some confusion on this issue for historical reasons, but it is definitely allowed ...
01-02-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,228
Posted By Matsukaze

Melted wirenuts typically result from a poor...

Melted wirenuts typically result from a poor electrical connection because the wirenut was not installed properly. I would strongly suggest that you read a couple of basic wiring books (not the ones...
12-28-08, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,620
Posted By Matsukaze

Here's a few links that may be useful: ...

Here's a few links that may be useful:

https://www.geckodrive.com/default.aspx?n=394175
Jones on Stepping Motors (http://www.cs.uiowa.edu/~jones/step/#introduction)
DIY-CNC : DIY-CNC...
12-18-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,090
Posted By Matsukaze

Are you sure the coil is rated for 120V?

Are you sure the coil is rated for 120V?
12-07-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 53,533
Posted By Matsukaze

No, you can't just use the wires from the cable...

No, you can't just use the wires from the cable without their casing. The individual wires are not marked as required by 310.11.

Why do you want to run NM cable in conduit? If it's just a short...
12-07-08, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 53,533
Posted By Matsukaze

According to Note 9 in Chapter 9 of Chapter 9 in...

According to Note 9 in Chapter 9 of Chapter 9 in the NEC, when dealing with a multiconductor cable having an elliptical cross section, such as the usual flat NM-B cable, the cable is to be treated as...
12-01-08, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,472
Posted By Matsukaze

I think you've got a heater that's designed so...

I think you've got a heater that's designed so that the bottom element can be run from a separate off-peak meter. There's a wiring diagram in this manual...
11-23-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,960
Posted By Matsukaze

No can do. Per 300.3(A) single conductors may...

No can do. Per 300.3(A) single conductors may only be used where they are part of a recognized wiring method in Chapter 3.
11-21-08, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By Matsukaze

Internal wiring of appliances is not covered by...

Internal wiring of appliances is not covered by the NEC, but by UL standards. It is common for UL to permit a smaller gauge of wire to be used than would be required by the NEC, and to permit types...
11-21-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,285
Posted By Matsukaze

The voltage won't affect the current needed to...

The voltage won't affect the current needed to trip the breaker. It probably won't trip at 10A--it should be able to hold its rated current without tripping. The breaker will hold with current in...
11-20-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,523
Posted By Matsukaze

The voltage on the neutral should not be enough...

The voltage on the neutral should not be enough to shock you. You should try to get a qualified electrician to check the receptacle. It's possible that the hot and neutral are reversed or there's...
11-16-08, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,913
Posted By Matsukaze

You aren't supposed to install more breakers than...

You aren't supposed to install more breakers than the panel was designed for. I can't quite make out the photo of the label you posted--it should tell you how many are allowed in that panel.
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11-10-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,497
Posted By Matsukaze

Are you talking about something like these...

Are you talking about something like these Scotchlok T-Tap connectors...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,819
Posted By Matsukaze

If you look on Kipor's website you can find...

If you look on Kipor's website you can find downloadable service manuals. They don't say much about the electronics, but there is a bulletin about a problem Kipor had with some of their generators....
10-21-08, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,413
Posted By Matsukaze

Of course it doesn't work with that cheap little...

Of course it doesn't work with that cheap little 1 amp adapter. Even a small air compressor is going to require a fairly large amount of current--my little 12V compressor is rated at 30A. You need to...
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