Message from Infineon in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #electrician

2017-07-25 05:16:11 UTC  

That will read thru mag shields?

2017-07-25 05:16:39 UTC  

Yeah, I've even had it pick up through metal conduit and from behind 4 inches of concrete.

2017-07-25 05:16:48 UTC  

Holy shit

2017-07-25 05:16:54 UTC  

I've yet to find a place that won't pick up a wire.

2017-07-25 05:17:05 UTC  

Please shoot me the model info

2017-07-25 05:17:57 UTC  

I have the older model of this one.

2017-07-25 05:18:31 UTC  

Has RJ45 and RG6 barrel connectors

2017-07-25 05:18:34 UTC  

Well i know the toner im buying next time someone wants a needle in a server room haystack found

2017-07-25 05:18:50 UTC  

Will even test the line too.

2017-07-25 05:19:21 UTC  

My toner is for mostly tracing underground 120v-480v

2017-07-25 05:19:38 UTC  

I'm not sure if it's on this model, but mine also has plugins for banana clips

2017-07-25 05:19:55 UTC  

Yeah, the highest I'll touch is 220

2017-07-25 05:20:05 UTC  

And even then, I'm not supposed to

2017-07-25 05:20:08 UTC  

But even then it can be difficult to trace underground work

2017-07-25 05:20:33 UTC  

Its funny that people freak about higher V

2017-07-25 05:20:48 UTC  

Voltage and current are inversely related

2017-07-25 05:21:02 UTC  

Meh. It all shocks the same. It's just not under our contractor's license.

2017-07-25 05:21:12 UTC  

I hear that

2017-07-25 05:21:59 UTC  

Do you fusion splice also?

2017-07-25 05:22:30 UTC  

Not personally, no.

2017-07-25 05:22:37 UTC  

I can terminate fiber though.

2017-07-25 05:22:58 UTC  

I feel like i wasted my time with fiber, certs but rarely get the work for it

2017-07-25 05:23:13 UTC  

Sc and st?

2017-07-25 05:24:02 UTC  

Yeah, fiber's exploding around here so it's actually pretty easy to find work as AT&T is pulling it to all the current businesses and ressies

2017-07-25 05:24:27 UTC  

And usually just SC

2017-07-25 05:24:54 UTC  

But I've done fiber patch panels that are in ST

2017-07-25 05:26:37 UTC  

When i was in the military i worked with a system that was fiber for engineering spaces on an aircraft carrier. Got out and barely touched glass

2017-07-25 05:27:18 UTC  

Ha. I didn't do any of this tech stuff in the service. I was combat arms

2017-07-25 05:27:44 UTC  


2017-07-25 05:27:52 UTC  

Got out and needed a job. Got picked up for an IT help desk and worked my way up from there. Eventually outsourced and got into low voltage from there.

2017-07-25 05:28:42 UTC  

Well anything you can learn that will let you eventually contract is good imho

2017-07-25 18:55:07 UTC  

Beginner question here: I'm currently working on rewiring the lighting in my basement; at present it's a mess of different fixtures, wiring, and breakers. My question is how many 100watt bulbs can I run off a 10amp breaker. Ideally I'd like 9 or 10 lights; should I upgrade to a 15amp, or will the 10amp handle that load?

2017-07-25 21:57:57 UTC  

@Izat - VA#3390 take the total wattage of the bulbs and / 120 volt that will give you the amperage of that circuit. you really want to keep the load on the breaker at 80% so with a 100 watt light bulb you're looking at 8 bulbs. It goes the same with CFL bulbs or LED bulbs. You take the total wattage and / your voltage to get your amperage

2017-07-25 21:58:53 UTC  

Your voltage in your residence should be 110 volt but for little pad you can use 120.

2017-07-25 22:00:21 UTC  

To go a little deeper if the wire is 14 gauge wire you can change that 10 amp breaker to a 15 amp breaker. If it is 12 gauge wire you can bump your breaker size to a 20 amp. A 10 amp breaker is not used these days. 15 20 30 at cetera are the applicable sizes according to code

2017-07-25 22:07:13 UTC  

I know the math does not work out exactly on that but that'll get you right in the ballpark

2017-07-25 22:09:11 UTC  

Awesome, so upgrading to a 15 amp breaker would be sufficient for 10 lights

2017-07-25 22:14:14 UTC  

Yes the wire needs to be at least 14 gauge before you can change the breaker safely. Once you have the 15 amp breaker in place as I said before simply count up the total wattage on your bulbs and / 120 and that will give you the amperage. on a 15 amp breaker you want to keep the amperage at 12 amps for your 80% rule

2017-07-25 22:16:01 UTC  

And 10 bulbs would give you about eight and a half amps so yes you would be fine on that

2017-07-25 22:16:34 UTC  

I'm pretty sure the wire is 12 gauge (not at the house rn), so I should be good