||01-31-2013 12:24 AM
Originally Posted by jhack836
why do they even make 2 different things if they are so close in similarity anyway?
They do look simauir but the bottom line is properly grounded or bonded as some peoples will say that.
The AC cable is not too bad for me to use but you have to be carefull which type of fitting ( connector ) to the metal box this part you can NOT use plastique boxes without bonding jumper on it.
The MC cable is much easier to use and it can use little more variation of fittings without issue. You can use with plastique box (warning.,,
please check with your local/state code related to this part some may say no. Only metal boxes with AC cables ) but majorty of my time I use metal boxes without issue.
And the AC cable you will have to use the antishorting bushing on it ( some of electricians will call them red devil or others name for it ) but with MC genrally it don't need antishorting bushing due it do have plastique overwrap in it. but got a habit of doing it.