New DEC museum entry :D

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed Feb 21 19:11:06 CST 2007


On Wednesday 21 February 2007 19:35, Tony Duell wrote:
> > It's done the same on 2 different breakers, one is a 100A one
> > running my whole house (only a fridge, Mac Mini and hi-fi physically
> > on) and the other is an 80A one at work with nothing else on it.
>
> And the mains plug fuse doesn't blow? This does not sound like an
> overcurrent fault to me. Is the 100A breaker an RCD type of thing?
> (actually, it sounds like a 100A-rated RCD used as a main switch in
> the consumer unit to me, those are _not_ 100A breakser and will not
> trip on over-current, just on earth leakage).

Yeah, I was thinking about that too.. If you're drawing enough current to 
blow a 100A breaker through a system power cord (18 - 14AWG here in the 
states), you'd end up with a very melty power cable.

I think it's gotta be a ground-fault that's causing Witchy's problems.

Pat
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