OT: Computer's electrical outlet

alan alan at clueserver.org
Thu Nov 15 17:18:56 UTC 2007

On Thu, 15 Nov 2007, Chris G wrote:

> Although a heater is much less likely to cause problems than some
> other loads as it is just about a purely resistive load and won't
> cause spikes, just dips according to how good the wiring is.  The real
> nasties are things like vacuum cleaners with bigg[ish] electric
> motors, I'm always very ware of using them in close [electrical]
> prximity to computers and such.

The one piece of kitchen equiptment that has caused me the most problems 
is a toaster.  I used to blow fuses at my old house all the time and 95% 
of the time it was the toaster that pushed it over the edge.

With that high of a load, I wonder if the breakers work at all.

Truth is stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense.

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