[SPAM] [Beowulf] powering up 18 motherboards
bari at onelabs.com
Thu Feb 17 16:59:49 PST 2005
Jim Lux wrote:
> A 10 amp circuit would be highly unusual in the U.S., but might be
> common practice elsewhere. In the U.S., a 15 amp circuit is standard.
I thought this was odd when I first read this as well. This may be a
case where to save dollars or in rehabbing old buildings where you may
have more than 3 current carrying conductors in one raceway and you have
to derate the current protection. In this case it may be that they ran
more than three #14 current carrying conductors (as defined by the
NEC)in the same raceway and had to derate the usual 15 amp circuit
protection down to 10 amps.
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