Message from Infineon in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #electrician
That will read thru mag shields?
Yeah, I've even had it pick up through metal conduit and from behind 4 inches of concrete.
I've yet to find a place that won't pick up a wire.
Please shoot me the model info
I have the older model of this one.
Has RJ45 and RG6 barrel connectors
Well i know the toner im buying next time someone wants a needle in a server room haystack found
Will even test the line too.
My toner is for mostly tracing underground 120v-480v
I'm not sure if it's on this model, but mine also has plugins for banana clips
Yeah, the highest I'll touch is 220
And even then, I'm not supposed to
But even then it can be difficult to trace underground work
Its funny that people freak about higher V
Voltage and current are inversely related
Meh. It all shocks the same. It's just not under our contractor's license.
I hear that
Do you fusion splice also?
Not personally, no.
I can terminate fiber though.
I feel like i wasted my time with fiber, certs but rarely get the work for it
Sc and st?
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
And usually just SC
But I've done fiber patch panels that are in ST
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
Ha. I didn't do any of this tech stuff in the service. I was combat arms
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.
Well anything you can learn that will let you eventually contract is good imho
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?
@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
Your voltage in your residence should be 110 volt but for little pad you can use 120.
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
I know the math does not work out exactly on that but that'll get you right in the ballpark
Awesome, so upgrading to a 15 amp breaker would be sufficient for 10 lights
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
And 10 bulbs would give you about eight and a half amps so yes you would be fine on that
I'm pretty sure the wire is 12 gauge (not at the house rn), so I should be good