# QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK December 26 ~ WIN Gift Certificates ~ Now That You've Had a Home Inspection Books ~ Custom Videos

You may now choose from the following list:

** \$50.00 gift certificate from Inspector Outlet
** Case of books "Now That You’ve had A Home Inspection"
** Seventeen Custom Branded Videos value \$50.00 ~ your choice!
https://certifiedmasterinspector.org/video-contest

**** Welcome to another round of Questions of The Week!

A member of the Awards Committee will post questions, at a random day/time.

Eligible members may make one post per question thread to answer the questions, and the eligible member’s winning entry must have all parts of the questions answered completely in that one post. Editing your one answer post allowed will result in disqualification.

Any disregard to the above and divulging the correct answers or giving hints/references will cause a disqualification.

First correct answers (as judged by the Awards Committee or Poster of the Questions) wins.
The WINNER can now choose from any of the prizes listed above!

Good luck!

**The questions this week are all electrical related in tribute to our new Member Of The Year, Joseph DePiero who is an electrical engineer!

1. Name the two most common types of potentially damaging electrical charges

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2) The total load on any single overcurrent device in a panelboard must not exceed 80 percent of its capacity where the load continues for __ or more hours to avoid overheating of the conductor
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4
e) 80% is not the number

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3) How many components does a simple circuit contain?
And what are they?

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4) Kinetic energy in an inductor is stored in the form of _______ field
Potential energy in a capacitor is stored in the form of _______ field

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5) The average resistance of the human body, once electricity starts to flow through it and the blood stream ionizes, is about _______ from hand to hand

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Extra Bragging Credit, use your memory and give it a shot … … …
WHO Sang this on WHAT song?
We got fifteen dollars

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Great questions, Marc…Thanks for doing these QOTW!

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1. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) and electromagnetic pulse (EMP)

2. C 3 hours

3. 3 parts - Voltage (energy source), conductor (wire), resistance (load or resistor)

4. In an inductor - Magnetic Field
In a capacitor - Electrical field

5. Approximately 500 ohms from hand to hand.

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1. Name the two most common types of potentially damaging electrical charges
Reverse polarity and parallel grounding.
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1. The total load on any single overcurrent device in a panelboard must not exceed 80 percent of its capacity where the load continues for 1 or more hours to avoid overheating of the conductor
a)

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3) How many components does a simple circuit contain? 3
And what are they?
The energy source (current/voltage) , the conductor (wire) and the device/appliance/switch (load/amp).
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4) Kinetic energy in an inductor is stored in the form of magnetic field.
Potential energy in a capacitor is stored in the form of electrostatic field.

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5) The average resistance of the human body, once electricity starts to flow through it and the blood stream ionizes, is about 500 ohms from hand to hand.

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WHO Sang this on WHAT song?
We got fifteen dollars
Sounds to me that it comes form a past era, no offense. (Before I was born)

Good questions Marc, thanks for your time!

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Nice work Marc.
Thanks

1. Positive and Negative
2. A
3. Three: Voltage,Ampacity,Resistance
4.Inductor-Magnetic Field
Capacitor-Electric Field
4. 500 ohms

1-Electrostatic and electromagnetic
2- C 3
3- 3= Power source,Conducting path and Load
4- magnetic, electrostatic
5-500
The Great Filling Station Holdup[Jimmy Buffett

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1. electrostatic discharge - electromagnetic pulse
2. 3hrs
3. 3, voltage, a conductive path, and a resistor
4. magnetic, electrical
5. 500 ohms
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No one got all 5 correct, BUT Nathan Clapper & Jacob Kaufman got 4 of 5.
Looks like everyone had trouble with question #1.
Yeah, you could figure EMP is a response, but it is a product of the answer I was looking for, lightning strikes.

So… … … Congrats to
Nathan & Jacob the winners!
Thanks everyone for being here!

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1. Name the two most common types of potentially damaging electrical charges
Lightning strikes and static electricity
https://homeguides.sfgate.com/plumbing-system-electrical-grounding-94939.html
A lightning strike produces a localized EMP
Lightning is a very high voltage discharge with an extremely high current. This high current in turn produces a corresponding magnetic field. This is very broad spectrum , from very-low-frequency ( VLF ) radio to ultraviolet ( UV ) wavelengths.
http://www.alphamarinesystems.com/lightning_and_emp_damage.htm

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2) The total load on any single overcurrent device in a panelboard must not exceed 80 percent of its capacity where the load continues for __ or more hours to avoid overheating of the conductor
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4
e) 80% is not the number
C - 3
https://www.tests.com/practice/electrician-practice-test

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3) How many components does a simple circuit contain?
And what are they?
Three components are necessary to have a functioning electric circuit, namely, a source of voltage, a conductive path, and a resistor

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4) Kinetic energy in an inductor is stored in the form of _______ field
Potential energy in a capacitor is stored in the form of _______ field
magnetic electric
The potential energy in a capacitor is stored in the form of electric field, and the kinetic energy in an inductor is stored in the form of magnetic field

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5) The average resistance of the human body, once electricity starts to flow through it and the blood stream ionizes, is about _______ from hand to hand
500 ohms
YIPPEE! Everyone got it right!
International Association of Electrical Inspectors
IAEI News magazine – 16 May 10

**((this one’s dedicated to the now defunct Goofy The Cab Driver

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Extra Bragging Credit, use your memory and give it a shot … … …
WHO Sang this on WHAT song?
We got fifteen dollars
The Great Filling Station Holdup
Composer Lyricist: Jimmy Buffett
1973 Geffen Records Released on: 01-01-1973

WHA? Sir Roy got it?? Must be that it’s the only country music tune he performed.

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Congratulations to Nathan & Jacob! Way to go!

Congratulations to Nathan & Jacob!

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congrats @jkaufman & @nclapper!

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Congrats guys!

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nice work…

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Oh wow!! Thanks guys! Thanks once again to @mgoldenberg for doing these week in and week out!
As for question #1 I was going to put lighnitng strikes but it seemed like such a simple answer and I panicked and went back to my answer I put haha. Should have follow my instinct!
Thanks again guys! 2020 here we come!
Congradulations to my winning parter @nclapper as well.

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Congrats, guys!

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Congratulations gentlemen from 1st pro inspection

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Thank you everyone! I enjoy the questions every week and appreciate the time and effort Marc and everyone else puts into these. They are a great learning experience.

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Good stuff Marc, keep up the great work. Happy New Year!

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