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Short circuit test

Discussion in 'ELECTRICAL ISSUES - POWER YOUR MACHINES & SHOP' started by martik777, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. jim18655

    jim18655 United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Upon further review of the picture, it appears only the top is connected. Also must be a 240v connection since there is equal output on both slots.

    Seriously though, a volt tick would only indicate a faulty ground if the machine was live and also not grounded. A volt tick won't have anything to sense on an open ground only.
     
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    I think deaths from household service are rare, and usually involve water, e.g. a bathtub or wet floor. 120V is not enough to cause a fatality through dry skin in most situations. The larger danger (I can attest to this personally) is when you get a shock and jump back, hitting your head on a concrete wall or fall off a ladder.
     
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    Agreed. I looked at the CDC data and it seems to be exclusively work place deaths.
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    I thought maybe it was a kludged connection for a water cooled TIG torch.
     
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    Yes, my wife was helping me one time and she got a 120v shock. I almost got killed as a result.
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