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PhaseShift

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Not a UK sparky, but just interested in how things are done by my cousins across the pond. Sorry for the trespass, but I have read some things as a lurker that I could contribute to, so I joined up:D
 
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WarrenG

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Not a UK sparky, but just interested in how things are done by my cousins across the pond. Sorry for the trespass, but I have read some things as a lurker that I could contribute to, so I joined up:D
Welcome PhaseShift!

be interesting to see how we differ in terms of electrical installations etc :)
 
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tpotsparky

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Hi phaseshift - if mike holmes (holmes on homes) off sky telly is anything to go by your regs are just as stringent as ours including the problem with rogue traders - lol
 
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PhaseShift

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nice one, thanks for joining up, which is better AC or DC, I know what i'd rather be electricuted off ;)
I personally don't want to be electrocuted at all:eek:. In American English, the term generally means to be killed by electricity, as opposed to merely shocked. But I have been hit by both AC and DC.

I wired an inverted bank that used two parallel sets of twenty four 12 V batteries in series for 240 V. I was squeezed between a wall and metal frame of the rack with the end cable in my hand. I was sweaty and the cable slid down so I tightened my grip like a dummy...

Well, I have been jolted by 120 V AC, 240 V AC, 277 V AC. BUT that 240 V DC was by far the worst. It wrenched my back and curled my arm. My partner saw it and pulled the disconnect pretty quick. I hobbled around for days...
 
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I personally don't want to be electrocuted at all:eek:. In American English, the term generally means to be killed by electricity, as opposed to merely shocked. But I have been hit by both AC and DC.

I wired an inverted bank that used two parallel sets of twenty four 12 V batteries in series for 240 V. I was squeezed between a wall and metal frame of the rack with the end cable in my hand. I was sweaty and the cable slid down so I tightened my grip like a dummy...

Well, I have been jolted by 120 V AC, 240 V AC, 277 V AC. BUT that 240 V DC was by far the worst. It wrenched my back and curled my arm. My partner saw it and pulled the disconnect pretty quick. I hobbled around for days...
Did he laugh though.....or was it a controlled look of concern...:D
 
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