Connect with us

Which phase is my electrik socket on?

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Cameo, Jan 3, 2010.

Scroll to continue with content
  1. Cameo

    Cameo Guest

    Before buying a set of HomePlug powerline ethernet adapters, I'd like to
    know if the 120 V sockets I plan to use are on the same phase or not. Is
    there any easy (and inexpensive) way to figure that out? Those adapters
    don't really work across different phases. I live in the US.
  2. krw

    krw Guest

    Find which circuits they're on. If they are on the same side of the
    breaker box and there is an odd number of breakers between them (not
    the numbers, but the spaces) they will likely be on the same leg. If
    they're on the opposite side, count evens. This isn't 100% assured,
    but it should work. A peek inside will tell you for sure.
  3. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Find out what breaker the receptacles are on and then look at where
    those are plugged in. They're interleaved with every other breaker down
    the row being on the same bus. If they're on opposite sides you can
    usually swap two side by side breakers to get the one you're interested
    in on the side you want it.

  4. Easiest solution, but get an electrician to put it in. You only need
    one to cross-communicate the entire buss.
  5. F Murtz

    F Murtz Guest

    pull a fuse or switch a breaker and test each outlet, you will then know
    which ones are on the same circuit.
  6. krw

    krw Guest

    That doesn't tell you which side of the center tap they're on. The
    two "hots" are interleaved down each side of the panel, so an odd
    number between will be on the same "side" of the transformer.

  7. With the crossover cap, one does not even need to make a determination.
    A much faster solution.
  8. krw

    krw Guest

    That doesn't answer the question asked, AlwaysWrong. Doesn't always
    work, either.

  9. Always works if the network devices comply with the spec. Yes, there is

    You are always an idiot.
  10. Rich.

    Rich. Guest

    Not if the breakers go to a 3-wire. The black and red of a 3-wire have to
    remain on opposite phases or you risk burning up the neutral and starting an
    electrical fire.

  11. I thought that you UK guys all had a single phase 240 volt feed.
    You guys use a center tapped transformer as well?
  12. krw

    krw Guest

    AlwaysWrong is as always, wrong.
    You are a liar as well as being always wrong, AlwaysWrong. Christian,
    my ass.
  13. Cameo

    Cameo Guest

    I already know they are NOT on the same fused circuit. I just don't know
    if they are still on the same phase or not.

  14. Sorry, but it is not Christian to "Christian your ass". Besides, I do
    not possess the inhuman desires that a sub-human twit like you, K-Tard
    the Retard does.
  15. Cameo

    Cameo Guest

    Oh come on guys, I didn't post my question to start a name calling
    thread. Can't we just get along?
  16. krw

    krw Guest

    You are an ass, and *claim* to be a Christian ('tis very funny). Ok
    if you prefer - Christian, your ass.
    Of course you do, since you're not human, DimBulb. Once again,
    AlwaysWrong proves he's always wrong.

  17. One test would be to simply hook 'em up and see if they "talk" to each
    other. Doesn't get much more simple than that.
  18. krw

    krw Guest

    DimBulb? Never.

  19. That is the K-Tard's standard Modus Operandi. He issues attacks on me
    at every turn. All you need to do is watch,. He'll be back with more, I
    assure you. He is too goddamned immature to restrain himself. That is
    also why his palms are so hairy. and his prick is loaded up with Herpes
  20. krw

    krw Guest

    Oh, you poor baby, DimBulb.
    Now DimBulb will be happy. His mommy's hamper is his real joy,
    AlwaysWrong is of course, wrong. He's just always, wrong.
Ask a Question
Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?
You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Electronics Point Logo
Continue to site
Quote of the day