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Re: Power Outlet Sizzle - Help Please

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Originally Posted by mad_machine View Post
Yes and No.. 30amps should be two legs.. so he was drawing all that power through ONE leg. It should have definatly tripped the breaker before smoking the outlet
I got that... but how many electricians wire 'two 15 amp legs' to each receptacle? If there had been a surge protector with a trip built in the unit would have tripped before zapping the wire behind the outlet... either way he needs to have a good marine electrician check all his wiring now... put some safeguards into the circuit, but due diligence in watching the electrical loads goes a long way.
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