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RE: Dangerous AC delivery device

A dead short should cause the breaker to trip. But the bigger danger is in using unrated and imperfectly applied insulation materials resulting in a current flow between the conductors. Not a dead short, but enough to generate heat, causing further and escalating breakdown of the insulation, and in the end, a fire. Ribbon material may be great for interconnects and speaker cables, but is a very risky endeavor for DIY power cords, IMO.


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