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Thread: Life cycle of 240v plugs

  1. #16
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    DANGGG !!!

    Seriously, that was a crazy interesting situation.

    Marc
    I'm pretty new here, not as as experienced as most. Please don't hesitate to correct me

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    Julie, a flying flaming phone? You don't see that every day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Rozmiarek View Post
    Julie, a flying flaming phone? You don't see that every day!

    You might if you work for Samsung...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Behrens View Post
    Will flipping the main prevent a power surge from zapping my tools?
    The switch on your tools already prevents a power surge from zapping your tools. You are worried about nothing. The radio control is the only thing still connected to power, so yeah, you could theoretically damage that. The power tool switches already disconnect them from the power when turned off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Behrens View Post
    Will flipping the main prevent a power surge from zapping my tools?

    Not necessarily.

    A large enough transient can bridge the open breaker contacts, or it can be coupled into the panel via the ground or neutral wire. Admittedly, destruction of equipment is fairly rare due to transients.

    regards, Rod.

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    If that happens tools will be least on your mind i bet. They probable stand the best chances of surviving as well. It would have to do Rods rare feats, and then brige your disconnects and power switches too.

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