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Old 08-09-2010, 08:49 PM   #16
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I switch the ground wire.

I lose a lot of customers for some reason

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I switch the ground wire.

I lose a lot of customers for some reason
Lose as in; they die?
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:23 PM   #18
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Merci Marc. I will use 14-2NM with 240 volts. I also will use single pole switch on one hot & leave common always hot. I will label switch cover (inside) & my fixtures to remind myself of 1 leg always hot..

I also heard today that only US & Canada switch hot on 120, everyone else in the free world switches the common.
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Where did you hear this???

I wonder what Marc will have to say about this one.


Jack.,

Are you joking on this one ?? there is no way in European area have switched netural at all it is illgeal have switched netural there is no diffrence on that part and that is international rules anyway.

That is Connires!! { you have to look this one up anyway }

Oh yeah in France we do have 240 volt Line to netural It is no diffrence on the netual only diffrence is the voltage it work the same way.

Second thing just get a correct two pole switch and be done with it due the reason why cuz if you working on the luminarie for some reason you will not get zapped from one of the live conductor so I rather not have the line to line luminaire have one line switched at all it is not safe at all.


Pete ., Yeah I get the word here

And I am not too thrilled what someone saying about switched netural I think someone was looking in Edison era.

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Boy, I sure kicked up a storm with my last comments. Fortunately I was only passing on what I was told.
A Manatee County Florida electrical inspector told me a single hot leg broken (switched) on a two leg 240 volt light fixture would shut off the light with no drain leaving one leg hot - and that he labelled the switch plate & fixture to remind himself and others that one leg was still hot. Hey, as long as it's me working on the circuits and I trip the double pole breakers, no harm.

I agree with Marc on the common vs hot switch- I lived in Ireland, Singapore, and Hong Kong and its all 240V hot with a neutral & ground - the hot was always switched (with a fuse in the cord plug as well).

This same guy told me about switching commons (white) instead of load (black) on 110V.
Glad I'm talking to you guys - Marc, in German it's "shizen", if I interpreted your comment correctly....
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Boy, I sure kicked up a storm with my last comments. Fortunately I was only passing on what I was told.
A Manatee County Florida electrical inspector told me a single hot leg broken (switched) on a two leg 240 volt light fixture would shut off the light with no drain leaving one leg hot - and that he labelled the switch plate & fixture to remind himself and others that one leg was still hot. Hey, as long as it's me working on the circuits and I trip the double pole breakers, no harm.
Ok as long it is your place you can do it but for myself I just get a real deal two pole switch and be done with it { I know in Wisconsin code do not allowed partal switched like you say and ditto with French electrical code }

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I agree with Marc on the common vs hot switch- I lived in Ireland, Singapore, and Hong Kong and its all 240V hot with a neutral & ground - the hot was always switched (with a fuse in the cord plug as well).

This same guy told me about switching commons (white) instead of load (black) on 110V.
Glad I'm talking to you guys - Marc, in German it's "shizen", if I interpreted your comment correctly....
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Jack., The word Shizen is correct I have heard it quite few time.

However in France we don't have fused plugs like you did see in Ireland and I know Hong Kong is simauir to what the UK is but it have mixed bag system.

As long you set up the system in safe code way you will be fine with that part.

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