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Anyone know what "SMD" stands for?

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Pster, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Pster

    Pster [OP] Well-Known Member

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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?

    Phil
     
  2. HBMurphy

    HBMurphy Ban Pending

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    I know what it means in a urban/texting sense and it aint' good! :eek: :confused:
     
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    There is a company salled SMD Research that makes HVAC components. :notsure:
     
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    :rofl: 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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  9. Pster

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    I was thinking maybe Security Monitoring Device?
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    How many AMPs is the breaker?
     
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    Not enough! 200.....
     
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    Service Main Disconnect?

    Don't turn it off.
     
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    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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