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Re: AC units tripping surge protectors

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John T

06-17-2013 12:35:27

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Nor did I wire or design any fridges to GFCI circuits and it was all legal and NEC proper due to the "Exception" I cited.

There are all sorts of ways (NEC and home made, perhaps safe and proper perhaps not) to shut off a branch circuit for safety reasons, in my practice days I specified shunt trip breakers controlled by a remote sensor circuit.

I'm like you, Id consider in my own home rewiring the AC BUT AS AN ATTORNEY AND ENGINEER I'm naturally reluctant to give such advice to others, Do as I say NOT as I do lol lol

Nooooooooooooo I dont like to see sparks FLYyyyyyyyyyyyy Im a chicken when it comes to electricity

Take care, fun chattin

John T

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Dusty MI

06-17-2013 16:44:43

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 Re: AC units tripping surge protectors in reply to John T, 06-17-2013 12:35:27  
I helped build a restaurant once. It had fire suppressant system. If that system went off all the exhaust fans shut down. Those fans were single and 3 phase. They all had an extra breaker tied/riveted to there breaker, that's the only time I've seen a 4 pole breaker. That extra breaker was only 5 or 10 amp. The fire suppressant system shorted that extra breaker to ground, and because of the tie handle it shut down the fans.

Sorry about getting side tracked.


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