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- What is the powder inside mains leads ?
January 6, 2007, 5:58 am
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I hope this isn't a stupid question. I'm curious; what exactly is the
powder between insulation of the outer sheath and the inner conductors
in a mains power lead? I'm talking about the stuff that gets
everywhere when you strip a lead to replace a power plug or socket.
Its inside every Australian appliance and extension lead I've ever
Thanks for your help.
Re: What is the powder inside mains leads ?
As far as I know, the old (circa 1970s)Telecom telephone cables had
some sort of rodenticide in them. A mate of mine fell reaaly ill after
using the cable for projects, he always used to strip the copper
strands of their insulation with his teeth.
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