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Erik Malund
09/12/14 16:00
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Mt Airy, Nc

#190348 - would not do you any good
Responding to: Raghunathan's previous message
Wish I had a lab capable of such tests..

would not do you any good. It is known that "testing does not prove the abscence of problems, it only proves the abscence of known problems.

the only way to correctly rate a plug is by design.

you take your underrated plug and test it, OK but what if it will fail at 90% humidity and 36 C, did you test that? what if it will fail at ??% humidity and ?? C, did you test that? what if the mains peaks at whatever voltage it may peak at? did you test that?

the above, re testing, is so much more prevalent in software than other things, how many times have you seen/heard "this tested software does not work"

anyhow, in most (all?) civilized countries, using an underrated plug would, in case of fire, make the insurance NOT pay (or pay and sue you)

List of 7 messages in thread
Using a 500V socket for a 690V motor      Raghunathan      09/08/14 05:45      
   well      Erik Malund      09/08/14 10:25      
      Its the V and not the VA ?!      Raghunathan      09/08/14 22:24      
         VA less than the rated...?      AP Charles      09/12/14 03:01      
            Wish I had a lab capable of such tests..      Raghunathan      09/12/14 09:45      
               would not do you any good      Erik Malund      09/12/14 16:00      
                  insurance implication holds for uncivilized countries as wel      Phillip M Gallo      09/16/14 10:28      

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