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[aprssig] Snow, Back-feed, Shocking things

Joel Maslak - N7XUC jmaslak-aprs at antelope.net
Tue Feb 9 02:59:54 UTC 2010


On Feb 8, 2010, at 3:14 PM, "K7FTP" <k7ftp at k7ftp.net> wrote:

> But like I said - there are things that are SMART to do.   
> Electricians don't use MALE plugs as power SOURCES because of the  
> exposed contacts.  FEMALE receptacles are used for SOURCES because  
> the contacts are protected - reducing the likelihood of someone  
> getting shocked.


Exactly. It isn't about linemen, it is about a kid pulling the cord  
out of the wall and then touching the prongs.

Exposed live electrodes are to be avoided whenever possible.  The  
national electrical code wasn't written by idiots. A lot of thought  
actually went into it. 



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