Post by robertarthur on Jul 22, 2021 13:40:59 GMT 1
@ Rabbit, your hedge cutter, was it connected to an earthed plug, 2 or 3 wire cable? Making a short between live and neutral, if quick enough, doesn't always trigger a MCB, especially not when there is some resistance of long cables. It will however hard to beat the speed of an interrupteur différentiel.
I suspect that the blades cut through the individual conductors one at a time without any bridging so the id would have no reason to trip. I have done this a few times and the only result was a chopped cable. The rcd and fuse were not affected. Just very lucky!
Sorry, just read the other posts that seem to cover the question so ignore this one. Where did they come from?
On page two I expect and I jumped in. Too old and slow. Would not make the Olympics in this condition.