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From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
Date: Mon Mar 22 20:33:57 2004

> NO,NO,NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> This can potentially leave a circuit floating, wich can be much more
> dangerous. Try to HI_POT test a device in this configuration, and you may
> very well let the "magic-smoke" out. If you are switching on the raw power
> side, the neutral should always remain connected. In fact this is code for
> many (most/all) CE/UL approval stamps!

Certainly something could be designed so a hot and neutral break
("disconnect") is quite safe, but you are right, most applications are
safer just breaking the hot. Plus, breaking both really is just a waste of
money for a more complex switch.

William Donzelli
Received on Mon Mar 22 2004 - 20:33:57 GMT

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