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Old 09-10-2015, 03:10 PM   #11
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If you're planning to plug two 15 amp cords into a duplex (two receptacle) outlet you'll only get 15 amps total. Both of those receptacles are fed from one 15 amp breaker. You'd basically be spending a lot of money to get the same functionality as tossing a 15A extension cord out your window.

Guys, we're wasting our time here. Anyone who's read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy knows that the Zaphod character does everything as outrageously unconventional as he can. These threads of his aren't about getting his electrical system right and they're not about saving money, they're basically just a troll to show us all how clever he is.
I knew there was gonna be trouble when they said they wanted to throw their poo out while going down the freeway.
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Guys, we're wasting our time here. Anyone who's read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy knows that the Zaphod character does everything as outrageously unconventional as he can. These threads of his aren't about getting his electrical system right and they're not about saving money, they're basically just a troll to show us all how clever he is.
Yup.

Like I said before. Post a video of the bus burning when you plug in the main cable for the first time.

This is the best "How Not To Wire AC in A Bus Thread" ever posted on Skoolie.net.

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I do electrical work as part of my building maintenance job, up to 480 3 phase, my boss has been an electrician all his life, I do have training in this so just ignore the advice here and make sure you have someone with a camera taking video when you turn the electric on the first time
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I'm guessing he's never heard of phased power.
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I'm guessing he's never heard of phased power.
Everyone knows what that is
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At this point I am likely to believe he is just trolling us. Because if he isn't he is just making us look bad.

A little part of me reallllllllly hopes that Zephod is just another account nat_ster made for a really long drawn out prank and that there will be the big reveal and Zephod will fade into legend.

However I have worked in enough jobs and dealt with enough people who did things similar to this, to believe it could be real.
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If you only knew how all the garbage that's been spouted at me on this forum was coming over!
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By garbage do you mean people telling you not to kill yourself, put others at harm and not set everything on fire with poor workmanship?
There is a difference between trying something different and being a menace to yourself and others.
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That all has me thinking...
If I use two 15a sockets then I can use regular 15A cable. One cable for a 15A supply and two cables plus a 30A plug to two 15A connectors Y adaptor.
I'd say the only way to do this somewhat safely is if you had two completely separate 15a or 20a circuits inside the bus. Plug one 20a cable into the pedestal and half of the bus outlets are powered. Plug the other 20a cable into the pedestal and the other half of the bus outlets are powered. This would limit you to 20a since - as noted in the other thread - dual receptacles are usually wired to be pulling from a single 12ga at the pedestal with a 20a breaker upstream.

Then perhaps you could create a cable that is a TT-30P on one end with two 20a female outlets on the other end in an appropriately sized sealed device box. Each 20a outlet should have it's own run of 12ga wire connecting to the 10ga wire via a bus bar. You could then plug into 30a service and plug each individual circuit into the outlets at the end of the cable.

If you don't have two separate circuits you will end up with a suicide cable after plugging the first 20a plug in!!

What I don't like about that set up is that the 20a outlets in the cobbled cable won't be fixed in a high vertical position and thus rain/dirt/slop can get into them.
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Clearly you don't understand the gravity of what you are doing. The reason there are not as many deaths and fires in North America and Europe as there is in Asia (China and India) is we have standards that are followed. Would you be so caviler if you saw more death and distruction caused by electricity? I can post videos of what goes wrong in those countries.
I have a feeling you are going to say yeah but my wires aren't that small I will be fine, sure probably there is a good chance nothing bad will happen. But when electricity goes bad it goes bad very quickly. I lived in a house with an old screw in style fuse box this place was probably built in the 40's or 50's. One day the lights started to flicker at the pace of a campfire. Now if I didn't have a good bit of knowledge about chemistry and physics I might not know that Fire conducts electricity quite well. That flicker told me that there was a fire in the electrical system and if I didn't have a fire extinguisher by the kitchen which was only about 15 feet from the fuse box I surely would have been homeless. This is not a made up story this happened to me. That box was to code in 1950 and was acceptable enough to have been insured as a rental in 2006 (when we moved in).
The way you try to cut corners is not smart it isn't clever simply posting it even if you are only trolling lets others like think it is ok. It isn't, it is incredibly dangerous.
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