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Old 02-10-2003, 09:05 AM   #15
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Steve

Like Charles said: Steve ... good information! I appreciate you posting it! Electricity is something we all use ... but most don't even begin to understand.

I totally agree. We need more head scratchers. Even though I don't understand it, I should. I need to. Even if I don't get it, it lets me know when I need to ask questions. This type of discussion has led me to solving problems (or potential ones) that I never knew I had. It makes me asks questions.

Thanks for leaving you post. It was a great one. Besides, if I don't mind displaying my ignorance, why should you mind displaying your smarts? ;)
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Old 02-10-2003, 11:10 AM   #16
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Thanks Steve. I am so glad you posted your thoughts.
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Old 02-10-2003, 02:57 PM   #17
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watts (not charles)

:wave Hi Steve and All
ran across the following website that has helped me:

www.currentsolutions.com and/or www.currentsolutions.com/knowledge/vdrop.htm
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Old 02-10-2003, 04:19 PM   #18
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Voltage Drop

The calculator pages look really helpfull. I was temporarily distress until I read the fine print; the length needs to be for back and forth, or two times the extension length. It's encouraging to see it get the same answer as I calculated.
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Old 02-10-2003, 09:22 PM   #19
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The Ohms law thing

The refreshing power consumption questions that you wrote about were very interesting.
The one thing that kept coming up in my mind is what kind of plugs are we using to attach to either the trailer or the power supply.
My point is this...
wether the wire is 14 guage or 12 or 10 is very important and we can all agree that the heavier conductor is the preferred.
What happens to this load when it gets to a substandard connection.

All those watts racing down the 10g wire then "bottlenecking"
at a poor quality plug would equal heat and poosible shorting or fire.

Any comments?

Tony the Surfsider in British Columbia
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Old 02-11-2003, 08:12 AM   #20
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All Plugged Up

On the topic of plugs, I have only opinions, not facts. My opinion is that if the quality of metal in the plug is low, then the resistance would be higher, thus causing more voltage drop, and more heat. Just as you suggest. Larger amperage extextensions such as 30A and 50A seem to have larger spades which would facilitate current flow and minimize resistance.
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Old 02-11-2003, 08:45 AM   #21
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Tony,

Everyone should always pay attention to the amount of current(amps) that is available at the supply receptacle and not exceed it. But when using an extension cord for any device you want it to appear electrical invisible. This is obtained with the heavy gage wire. When you purchase any high wattage electrical device it comes with instructions not to use with an extension cord. This is because the average person will plug it into a cheap extension cord(small gage). The weak point in one is the connection and can heat up enough to cause a short or fire.

If the supply is wired correctly, a fuse or circuit breaker will trip if the current is exceeded. With a good heavy extension cord and the current is exceeded the same thing happens. This way nothing gets hot and everything is safe.

Be Safe
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Old 02-11-2003, 10:52 AM   #22
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Old 02-11-2003, 10:58 AM   #23
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Men!

Let's all bow our heads for the Man's Prayer:

I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess.
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Old 02-11-2003, 11:39 AM   #24
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watts......K.I.S.S.

1. Feel the extension cord:............if it's warm, unplug it.

2. Feel each plug end:...................if it's warm, unplug it.

3. If it's too hot to touch, turn things off........then fix it.

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Steve: Appreciate your well thought out information. Just had to have a little fun with it and boil it down to a 'Keep It Simple Stupid' form. :wave
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Red Green

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Red Green, I saw his show when I was in AZ I loved it. went home and no Red Green. :weep and I have a dish. Do I have it and just don't know it. I hope.
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