Electrical ?? "S" Adapters

Reply Mon 18 Mar, 2019 12:59 pm
Working on a project and have two different opinions from two different electricians - hoping I can find a tie breaker! Because the property has fuses, lender requires "S" adapters to prevent over-fusing.

Electrician #1 states that because the wiring at the feeders is #10 AWG copper, there is no danger of accidental or intentional "over fusing"

Electrician #2 states that although the wiring at the feeders is #10, the wiring "downstream" is #14 or other and so the adapters are recommended.

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Reply Tue 26 Mar, 2019 10:08 pm
the fuses are rated for the device they supply not wire size, # 10 was used for voltage drop over a long distance.
don't over rate the fuses because when they do pop at a higher amperage you could likely get burnt and broken wires especially on the smaller gauge side.
Electrician #2 is kinda correct, supposedly these S tamper resistantant parts are mostly conversions, making it possible to put modern fuses in very old housing, Edison old in fact.
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