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♦ Community moderator on Electrical Engineering.

I'm a student of Electrical and Computer Engineering at GVSU, with minors in Math and Computer Science

I can usually be found in the Electrical Engineering Ask-a-mod chatroom, ping me if I'm not there.


Sep
24
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May
2
comment How do I know what size grounding conductor is required?
@FedericoRusso - I think it's safe to presume that this is an electrical panel which will contain a rectangular bar with holes and screw clamps. A wire runs from this bar to a long copper rod which is physically pounded into the dirt (aka 'ground'). The question is about the appropriate sizing of these bars, rods, and wires. For example, a typical 60A residential panel in the US requires a 10-gauge wire, and a 100A panel requires an 8-gauge per the US National Electrical Code. No idea about international standards, though.
Jan
13
revised GFCI outlet won't come on
Corrected paragraph + number formatting
Jan
13
revised GFCI outlet won't come on
Formatting, minor edits
Jan
13
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Jan
13
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Jan
13
comment Ethernet cable instead of Thermostat wire?
@MetroSmurf - You haven't stated where the run will be going, but if you're replacing an existing in-wall cable, you should make sure the cable is rated for this (Usually termed "Plenum-rated"). Most Ethernet cables (which belong on desks or in computers) aren't rated for in-wall installation with the requisite fire resistance and such.
Jan
13
comment Ethernet cable instead of Thermostat wire?
@Curd - That's true, but you only get that advantage if you're using differential signaling. AFAIK, all the signals in a thermostat are single-ended, so you don't get any benefits from it.
Dec
2
revised How do I drill a 2⅛ inch door knob hole over an existing 1½ inch hole?
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Dec
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Oct
20
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Oct
20
revised Has anyone ever used IdeaPaint?
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Oct
20
answered Has anyone ever used IdeaPaint?