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Old 28th September 2013, 08:01 AM   #1
dazzz is offline dazzz  Israel
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Some from power cables that I built
1ֹֹׁ) NEOTECH 3001+OYAIDE 037
2) NEOTECH 3003+OYAIDE 037
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Old 28th September 2013, 08:05 AM   #2
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Old 28th September 2013, 10:00 AM   #3
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(I am probably going to wish I hadn't asked this but) what is the purpose of the coiled yellow/green conductor in the last photo? Is it just an attempt to raise the earth conductor resistance and so make the installation more dangerous?
 
Old 28th September 2013, 10:01 AM   #4
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Any decent gauge mains cable with reasonable quality connectors is great.
 
Old 28th September 2013, 10:14 AM   #5
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(I am probably going to wish I hadn't asked this but) what is the purpose of the coiled yellow/green conductor in the last photo? Is it just an attempt to raise the earth conductor resistance and so make the installation more dangerous?

It's just a power cable that I built as a training cable in twining
On the stereo system in the bedroom
Green wire is connected by electric entrance to ground
It works without problems for several months
 
Old 28th September 2013, 10:21 AM   #6
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(I am probably going to wish I hadn't asked this but) what is the purpose of the coiled yellow/green conductor in the last photo? Is it just an attempt to raise the earth conductor resistance and so make the installation more dangerous?
That will encourage interference! Nothing wrong with standard IEC moulded plug and socket leads. One could always paint them if a modification/personalisztion is required. At least they will conform to safety standards.
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Old 28th September 2013, 10:21 AM   #7
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People who deliberately increase earth conductor resistance should not be making mains cables as they clearly don't know what they are doing. I hope you live alone, so it will only be you who is at risk of suffering from your electrical experiments. In fact, anyone who makes mains cables doesn't know what he is doing so the fact that he does it is proof that he shouldn't!

The fact that something apparently 'works without problems' does not mean that it is right or safe; it just means that the dangerous situation it no longer guards against just happens not to have occured.
 
Old 28th September 2013, 10:30 AM   #8
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People who deliberately increase earth conductor resistance should not be making mains cables as they clearly don't know what they are doing. I hope you live alone, so it will only be you who is at risk of suffering from your electrical experiments. In fact, anyone who makes mains cables doesn't know what he is doing so the fact that he does it is proof that he shouldn't!

The fact that something apparently 'works without problems' does not mean that it is right or safe; it just means that the dangerous situation it no longer guards against just happens not to have occured.
Instead of giving criticism
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You can simply not to respond
Or instead give tips
 
Old 28th September 2013, 10:35 AM   #9
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Or instead give tips
Tip: use a proper, safe mains cable. Put your efforts and money into learning some basic electronics.
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Old 28th September 2013, 10:40 AM   #10
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another tip
look at PA cables in a music instruments shop
mains cables are offered in any lengths, mounted with the best connectors
and they are cheap
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