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Andrew18/10/2014 18:53:08
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Hello

I need to move my table saw to a different location in the garage. And I need to put an extension to my 16 A socket. What size cable should I use?

Any advice will help.

Thanks

Andrew.

Andrew18/10/2014 19:03:17
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**LINK**

will this cable (240V) do the job for me?

Thanks

Andew

Big Al19/10/2014 09:18:37
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Cant see why not, as long as the connections are the same. Just remember to tuck it out of the way as trailing cables are a trip hazard.

Al

Andrew19/10/2014 12:42:02
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Thanks Al.

will I lose drop power in motor if I put a 10 m long cable?

Andrew19/10/2014 12:42:38
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Thanks Al.

will the power drop in motor if I put a 10 m long cable?

Derek Lane20/10/2014 17:38:56
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It all depends on the size of motor unfortunately it has been a long while since I had to work anything out like that.

10m is quite a long run if you can get the lead after you have positioned the machine and then cut it to the shortest length that you need without making a trip hazard as Al pointed out

Andrew20/10/2014 18:35:27
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Thanks Derek.

Today I replaced the 16 A plug of my table saw. When I removed the existing plug, I found that the blue wire of the motor is connected to the live and the brown to the neutral. This was originally installed by a certified electrician. the saw has been working fine so far. So I just copied the original connection.

Is this normal? or did the electrician make a mistake, or the whole thing doesn't matter?

Andrew.

Julian23/10/2014 19:27:24
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Hi Andrew, If your Table Saw is double insulated and does not require an earth then it doesn't matter. That said it is definitely not good practice to wire the wrong way round as a lot of safety devices are balanced between the neutral and earth so it could cause problems under fault conditions. I would wire correctly after consulting the manual as a matter of course. Julian

Andrew25/10/2014 10:17:10
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Thanks Julian.

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