Originally Posted By: Bob Badger
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Rolland I understand that is what Matt is saying, but where do you stop?
What if the branch circuit breaker fails feeding your receptacle circuit?
Same problem, the wire would be subjected to overload.
The rate of failure of breakers or properly sized thermal overloads is hopefully small. ![icon_eek.gif](upload://yuxgmvDDEGIQPAyP9sRnK0D0CCY.gif)
If we say we can not rely on these devices we will need to put two overcurrent devices in series with each other or maybe three.
What about tap conductors as discussed in another thread are these also dangerous?
I am sorry for the wise crack I made but the CMPs (code making panels) do not just make this stuff up, they have a lot of info at their finger tips.
I have great faith in them I do not believe they would make a safety code that was unsafe.
By the way LRA (locked rotor amps) will trip a breaker sized 250% high fairly quickly as LRA is typically about 600%
Bob (AKA iwire)
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