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Re: Compressor electrical question

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George Marsh

01-04-2013 15:39:56

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Breaking one leg of 220v is done all the time. I have a 12 year old central air conditioner, Rudd, the contactor only broke one side and the other leg was wired direct. When I replaced the contactor 2 years ago, I replaced it with a 2 pole.

Look at any 220v window air conditioner. They only break one power leg. Current can't flow until the other leg is picked up.

Better tell the people who make air conditioners they are breaking the law.

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John T

01-04-2013 19:27:09

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 Re: Compressor electrical question in reply to George Marsh, 01-04-2013 15:39:56  
Dusty is right, its NOT how the NEC does it nor is it how its done for the best life safety. SURE NOTTTTTTTT HOW IT WAS DONE IN OUR SHOP. Sure do it as you please fine by me and if a manufacturer wants to skimp on safety thats his problem. Like I said it will "work" but its NOT safe nor how the NEC does it or I would ever consider doing it. Its you and your familys life and safety not mine, so do it any which way you desire.......NO WAY I WOULD JUST BREAK ONE LEG AND LEAVE A HOT ENERGIZED LEG IN THE MOTOR YIKESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS LOL

God Bless and keep you safe, take care now, its YOUR life that may be saved by taking the safe route remember !!!!!!!!!

John T (A try to be safe kinda guy)

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Dusty MI

01-04-2013 16:17:58

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 Re: Compressor electrical question in reply to George Marsh, 01-04-2013 15:39:56  
Manufactures are allowed to switch only leg within an assembly. BUT it is NOT allowed in the field. Both legs MUST be switched per the National Electrical Code/NEC.


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John T

01-04-2013 19:29:53

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 Re: Compressor electrical question in reply to Dusty MI, 01-04-2013 16:17:58  
Youre sure right and the way you suggest and the way we did it (or be fired lol) could save someones life!!!!!!!!! NO WAY I would leave a hot energized leg to the motor grrrrrrrrrrr

John T

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