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Old 12-13-2009, 04:14 PM   #1
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Anyone know what "SMD" stands for?

My new mountain house has a circuit on the electrical panel called "SMD". I have no idea what this is. Any electricians here?

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My new mountain house has a circuit on the electrical panel called "SMD". I have no idea what this is. Any electricians here?

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I know what it means in a urban/texting sense and it aint' good!
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There is a company salled SMD Research that makes HVAC components.
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I know what it means in a urban/texting sense and it aint' good!
I opted not to include that.
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Turn everything on and break the circuit and see what turns off?
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Smoke detectors???
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I'm an electrician but have no idea what the label means. Probably something specific to your home and region.
Any of these mean anything?
http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/SMD
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I saw these and didn't recognize anything.....guess I'll have to go the "trip the switch and see what explodes route....".
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I'm an electrician also and have no idea. Smoke detectors were mentioned, how about Snow Melting Driveway?!
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I'm an electrician also and have no idea. Smoke detectors were mentioned, how about Snow Melting Driveway?!
You know, now that I think about it, it HAS to Smoke Detectors.....but there is another switch clearly labelled Smoke Detectors?
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When the power goes out at my house the smoke detectors chirp and they switch to battery backup.
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I'm an electrician but have no idea what the label means. Probably something specific to your home and region.
Any of these mean anything?
http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/SMD
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I'm an electrician also and have no idea. Smoke detectors were mentioned, how about Snow Melting Driveway?!
Electrician here, too. Also, never seen this before. Turn it off & see if you can find anything not working. Being a mountain home I'm wondering if it isn't some kind of snow melting device.
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Electrician here, too. Also, never seen this before. Turn it off & see if you can find anything not working. Being a mountain home I'm wondering if it isn't some kind of snow melting device.
I wish it was a snow melting device, but I think I would have been told about it...plus, there is no switch or other evidence of one......but good idea, I could use it as the driveway is steep....
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Service Main Disconnect?

Don't turn it off.
What is that? There is a large switch at the top of the panel to turn the Main Power Off....there is no Sub Panel.......
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