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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-05 12:17 PM
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5. the order of wires should not cause an arc....
as far as I know, that's for polarity and not a factor in a short -- which is the arc.
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  -When connecting two wires to a double bladed AC plug ... tatertop  Nov-14-05 12:10 PM   #0 
  - Yes...  Lochloosa   Nov-14-05 12:13 PM   #1 
  - Yup. What Lochloosa said.  dicksteele   Nov-14-05 12:14 PM   #2 
  - No, there is a two wire power cord coming off a small heater  tatertop   Nov-14-05 12:15 PM   #3 
     - will it arc if the wires are reversed?  tatertop   Nov-14-05 12:15 PM   #4 
        - if it coming off a small heater then it really won't matter.  Lochloosa   Nov-14-05 12:20 PM   #9 
           - It matters BIGTIME if that heater has a switch...  BrotherBuzz   Nov-14-05 12:36 PM   #16 
              - Whoops...your right...  Lochloosa   Nov-14-05 03:18 PM   #21 
                 - White is bright - is the rule of thumb  BrotherBuzz   Nov-14-05 04:16 PM   #22 
  - the order of wires should not cause an arc....  flowomo   Nov-14-05 12:17 PM   #5 
  - That is what I thought  tatertop   Nov-14-05 12:18 PM   #6 
     - I've wired a gazillion lamps and things...  flowomo   Nov-14-05 12:20 PM   #8 
        - True, in most household items it does not matter  Lochloosa   Nov-14-05 12:36 PM   #15 
           - yes, and, of course, in a DC circuit  flowomo   Nov-14-05 12:37 PM   #17 
  - Perhaps this diagram will help.  Floogeldy   Nov-14-05 12:20 PM   #7 
  - lol... whatever turns the lights on!  flowomo   Nov-14-05 12:21 PM   #10 
  - .  Heidi   Nov-14-05 12:21 PM   #11 
  - So . . . .  Floogeldy   Nov-15-05 12:25 AM   #23 
     - Ask me anything  Heidi   Nov-15-05 12:44 AM   #24 
  - Hey, how did you get a picture of my office?  tjwash   Nov-14-05 12:21 PM   #12 
  - I like it. Where can I buy one wholesale?  tatertop   Nov-14-05 12:22 PM   #13 
  - That's FU...  Lochloosa   Nov-14-05 12:34 PM   #14 
  - I cut the wires back. Seems fine now.  tatertop   Nov-14-05 12:45 PM   #18 
     - that would be my diagnosis... arcs only happen when wires touch  flowomo   Nov-14-05 12:46 PM   #19 
        - thank you  tatertop   Nov-14-05 01:02 PM   #20 

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