[rescue] Power Strip

Ethan O'Toole ethan at 757tech.net
Fri Nov 17 07:56:37 CST 2006

> True only for resistive loads and loads of (approximately) equal
> reactance.  But if, for example, one side is loaded purely inductively
> and the other purely capacitively, the neutral will be carrying current
> equal to the sum of the currents on the two hots.
> (Of course, this is a contrived example.  Such loads are so unlikely
> that I would expect even electrical codes, which are by nature
> consevative about such things, to not specify a neutral heavier than
> the hots.)

Maybe I was thinking of 3 phase power, with the single neutral.

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