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    Default Unknown items in electrical cabinet

    I know I've not been around the block as some of you (that's a compliment)

    These items were installed in the bottom of the cabinet; they were wired in. "Motorola" was imprinted on the side.

    I'd appreciate any help.

    Bruce

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    Default Re: Unknown items in electrical cabinet

    I think they are surge protectors.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Unknown items in electrical cabinet

    Yes, surge protectors and they should be mounted through the exterior of the cabinet, *not* "in" the cabinet as you see them.

    Also see a lot of multiple tapped neutrals.

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    Wink Re: Unknown items in electrical cabinet

    You DID pick up on the fact this is a FPE panel, right?


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    Default Re: Unknown items in electrical cabinet

    Yep, gave them my standard FP line and recommended a new panel...hopefully taking care of the doubled-neutrals and the surge-protectors mounted in the cabinet

    Thanks for all of the help. I appreciate you guys.

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    Default Re: Unknown items in electrical cabinet

    Good to see that dirty old US FPE panel is surge protected.
    The neutral bus appears to be bonded to a ground on the right with several white wires.
    Amateur workmanship?


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    Default Re: Unknown items in electrical cabinet

    Yes, surge protectors and they should be mounted through the exterior of the cabinet, *not* "in" the cabinet as you see them.
    JP: But, they are so symmetrically wrong.


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    Default Re: Unknown items in electrical cabinet

    I dont know guys,,,is that the buss they are connected to or the mounting screws to the back plate? In all my years I dont think I have seen one quite like this. I give JB an A+ for uniqueness!


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    Default Re: Unknown items in electrical cabinet

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Johnson View Post
    I dont know guys,,,is that the buss they are connected to or the mounting screws to the back plate?

    Looks like the bus bar connections where the breaker mounts are bolted to the bus bars.

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    Default Re: Unknown items in electrical cabinet

    Well...now that I have cleaned my bifocals I think JP is right again!


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