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Old 02-23-2012, 10:03 PM   #16
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My friend who's opinion I am skeptical about said that electricity is cheaper, by sometimes half as much, when you "plug directly into an electrical box". He lives in a condo and because of all his appliances and electronic music equipment his electricity bill is close to $300/mo. He plans on moving into a warehouse his dad owns at the beginning of the summer so he can practice music more regularly, and he said that "unlike my condo where I have to plug into the wall outlets, at my dad's warehouse I can connect stuff directly to the breaker box, which means I'll play way less for the electricity."

J'ai écrit une partie se soulignant et suis vous hors de votre avis avec la boîte d'interrupteur ??

Mais ne nous blâmez pas si vous l'accrochez en haut à 208 volts ou plus haut dans la boîte d'interrupteur


(I wrote a underline part and are you out of your mind with the breaker box ??

But don't blame us if you hook it up at 208 volt or higher in the breaker box )


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No. The one's I have seen are all scams.
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Your friend is correct in saying he"ll save on his electric bills. Shorter runs have lower voltage drop which give you lower amp draw that = lower watt demand. copper.org
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Your friend is correct in saying he"ll save on his electric bills. Shorter runs have lower voltage drop which give you lower amp draw that = lower watt demand. copper.org
With all due respect I think you will find that your statement is backwards with any type of resistive load. Other types of loads would have to be looked at on a one by one basis.

Wiring right to the box will provide the highest efficiency but in most cases a higher electric bill would be the result.


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