[time-nuts] Power connectors continued

Michael Wouters michaeljwouters at gmail.com
Fri Jun 23 04:08:16 EDT 2017

I've been caught by that one.

Someone used 240V IEC inlets as convenient 10A DC inputs to an oven in an
ion trap. Fiddling around in the back of the racks, I made the inevitable
mistake and Poof! there went $1000 worth of isotopically separated Yb 171.
A few years later, someone else did the same thing.

So yes, follow conventions!


On Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at 7:35 am, Orin Eman <orin.eman at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 1:06 PM, Chris Albertson <
> albertson.chris at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > A really dumb idea was this guy, I heard this story secondhand.  He used
> > A/C extension cords for speaker cables because they work well for that
> > purpose, but then someone plugged a speaker into a 120vac well outlet.
>  I
> > assume it made a load 60 Hz tone for a few cycles.    Best to follow
> > industry conventions because that is what people expect.
> >
>  CQ magazine had an article where they did something similar and used a
> 120V extension cord for low voltage - 12V solar panels or some such
> project.  Accidently plug the cord into 120V and you'd blow your panels and
> radios up!  I didn't renew my subscription after that one.
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