Dilemma: My 'Kill-A-Watt' meter is upside down

Re: Dilemma: My 'Kill-A-Watt' meter is upside down

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:08 pm

OK what is upside down

A. ground lug down, like a face?

B. ground lug up?

Ground lug down allows things like that tape to slip down the wall and land on the hot and neutral legs, ground lug up prevents some of this.
Short Bus
 
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Re: Dilemma: My 'Kill-A-Watt' meter is upside down

PostBy: mozz On: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:29 pm

Using the Kill a watt meter, i found our cable tv box uses 35watts 24/7, even if it is turned off. The downside is if i put it on a power strip, each time you turn it on, it goes and gets the boot software and that takes a few minutes.
mozz
 
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Re: Dilemma: My 'Kill-A-Watt' meter is upside down

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:35 pm

I'm bettin he laid that tape across a plug that wasn't all the way in AND said plug had the ground on the bottom instead of the top :lol:
I prefer the ground on the bottom 8-)
Lightning
 
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Re: Dilemma: My 'Kill-A-Watt' meter is upside down

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:19 pm

The electrical code says either way is OK. Ground up or ground down, codewise it doesn't matter.
Yanche
 
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Re: Dilemma: My 'Kill-A-Watt' meter is upside down

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:49 pm

Lightning wrote:I'm bettin he laid that tape across a plug that wasn't all the way in AND said plug had the ground on the bottom instead of the top :lol:
I prefer the ground on the bottom 8-)


Actually the plug was all the way in, at least as much as you might expect.

I prefer to have them ground side down simply because everything is configured that way.
Richard S.
 
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