QOD for 11/20/06 electrical

Hi to all

here’s todays question

Picture courtesy Jeff Pope

Regards

Gerry

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OK…poll away

Paul, now its a 50/50 chance.:roll:

Edit…not worth the effort

Thanks Paul I thought I might have to change careers.:smiley:
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Telling the client the outlet has reversed polarity is generally enough. Hot and neutral reversed also works well.

Paul, I wouldn’t be so tough on this question, when I asked a very similar one 18 months ago less than 60% got it right, the explianation of the correct answer will help many people (members and non-members) understand the principles better.

Thats what its all about :wink:

BTW, I leave it to you to give the correct answer, and the priciples behind it tomorrow, deal? :mrgreen:

Regards

Gerry

Reversed Polarity — I hate this way of talking about AC which changes polarity by it self. That is why it is AC

How about “Not wired properly”

rlb

Richard, I agree with you, but explaining why confuses the issue even more :mrgreen:

The point of the question is about understanding the real issues.

Regards

Gerry

Ok Gerry

rlb

Richard the theory is not as important as the nomenclature.:wink:

Brian, I wish I could even spell "nomenclature"


Behind every Nomenclature… there is logic:mrgreen:

Regards

Gerry

Hmmm… Gerry’s first law of Nomenclature, I like it.:mrgreen:
I smell Bartletts.:wink:

Edited…not worth it

Paul

Send the link I am open to change – Somehow I missed your post

If this is the wrong place to talk about it we can start another thread

rlb

no need…I have lost interest or desire…people can believe what they wish…

Hi to all,

Gentlemen, this is an educational thread, thats all, no more, no less

Regards

Gerry

Gerry thank you for the question, it has gotten me thinking about the correct terminology.