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Water and electricity

  1. Oct 23, 2009 #1
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    hehe, you gotta be kidding :biggrin:

    Most likely the quickest path of return will be in the power strip, if it's submerged it will just blow the circuit barker.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2009 #3

    berkeman

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    It's always dangerous to have glass bottles at a pool. Duh.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2009 #4

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    This same photo came up in one of the usenet electronics groups a few years ago. After our initial outrage, I think the consensus was that it is a "staged" photo, and the circuit was not live.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2009 #5
    this doesnt appear to be such a stupid question, althought the pool is made of rubber, therefore insulated the supply is the most likely return path to earth, so u would be killed, but what if the supply was without neutral and earth, just a core in the water would the people be shocked?? im thinking mayb not as there is no return path for the electricity?
    can anyone clarify.
    thanks
     
  7. Oct 29, 2009 #6
    Where was the photo taken and what is the voltage? Where do you find power strips with the prongs in it instead of the cord?
     
  8. Oct 30, 2009 #7

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    I agree with waht...it will trip the breaker since there would be a dead short across the hot and return line. I don't see any fault current paths elsewhere.

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  9. Oct 30, 2009 #8

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    It looks like some European connections I've seen before in power strips. They have two prongs in the plug that stab into the receptacle.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets#Type_C

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