[RFI] 80/160M RFI in neighbor's oven circuitry (PART 2)
k8ri at rogerhalstead.com
Sun Feb 8 14:15:35 EST 2009
RFI Services' Mike Martin wrote:
> I think the ground socket is now required to be installed on top so if a
> conductive cover plate were to come loose it will fall onto the ground
> terminal instead of shorting the hot leg to the neutral.
That was the old reasoning. In industry they called it a fire hazard
among other reasons so that was banned. With GFIs it makes no
difference what shorts. Again it depends on where you live and who wrote
the code and their rationalization behind it.
> Sometimes this creates issues with the way a heavy duty cord is molded and
> are too short to work.
> Best Wishes,
> Mike Martin
> RFI Services
> 6469 Old Solomons Island Rd
> Tracys Landing, Md 20779
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