Choose appropriate wiring

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Pass1234, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Pass1234

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    Mar 7, 2009
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    My Sumo-Chef 3000 blender caught on fire. I fixed up the motor and base, but the cable needs replacing. Using aluminum conductors, please size a standard cable size if my blender uses 220 VAC, is 3 metres from the outlet, and the blender is 1 HP. Is your cable size appropriate for chassis wiring? Explain your answer.
     
  2. b.shahvir

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    In my opinion, using aluminium conductors is sacrilage!! :eek:
     
  3. KL7AJ

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    Alas...having traveled extensively in Thailand and Burma, I've discovered that aluminum line cords are indeed prevalent, as I imagine they might be in India. This is by no means the SCARIEST aspect of much Asian wiring. I was in a hotel in Mae Sot. They had ON DEMAND water heaters INSIDE THE SHOWER, fed with a piece of ROMEX!!!!! And they run 220 everywhere, to boot! I guess that's how they keep the tourist pouplation in check. :eek:

    Eric
     
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