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Author Topic: Difference between a Silver cable and a Black cable?  (Read 2418 times)

gomezz

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Just done some refresher training online and one of the topics was hook up cables which is where I learnt something I didn't know before.  Apparently with a Silver cable, before plugging in you need to turn off at the wall *and* in the cab but with the Black cable you only need to turn off at the wall.   ???

Nobody here knows what the difference is in construction between the two colours of cable that could allow for this difference in use.  Anyone know anything about this or is it glitch in the training module?

Prior to today and for the many years since we changed chiller supplier we were told only that we needed to turn off at the wall before plugging in (regardless of which cable was used) and indeed this was lauded as an improvement on the old chiller units.
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Re: Difference between a Silver cable and a Black cable?
« Reply #1 on: 03-04-19, 08:13AM »
My reaction to that is..............
What a load of garbage!  :D :D

Unless they have changed all of the connections (or included some sort of voltage sensing in the cable &/or plugs), including the switch box and the van socket, they are talking rubbish.
It has 3 connections, Live, Neutral and Earth.
They have to be the same regardless of the cable colour.

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Re: Difference between a Silver cable and a Black cable?
« Reply #2 on: 03-04-19, 10:51PM »
If memory serves, it was always a case that you needed to switch off both the mains, and the in cab unit when plugging in/unplugging. Although as the years went by the in cab part seemed to be forgotten.

My assumption with regards to the difference between the 2 is this, there isn't any. I would guess however that many people who were switching both off, probably forgot to switch the cab unit back on again once they left the yard. So with changing over to the new cables they've probably decided to do away with switching off the cab unit once and for all. But that's just a guess on my part.

Will be interesting to see how long it is before the first driver "loses" their cable once we have to start storing them in the vans.

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Re: Difference between a Silver cable and a Black cable?
« Reply #3 on: 05-04-19, 07:07AM »
Just done some refresher training online and one of the topics was hook up cables which is where I learnt something I didn't know before.  Apparently with a Silver cable, before plugging in you need to turn off at the wall *and* in the cab but with the Black cable you only need to turn off at the wall.   ???

Nobody here knows what the difference is in construction between the two colours of cable that could allow for this difference in use.  Anyone know anything about this or is it glitch in the training module?

Prior to today and for the many years since we changed chiller supplier we were told only that we needed to turn off at the wall before plugging in (regardless of which cable was used) and indeed this was lauded as an improvement on the old chiller units.

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Re: Difference between a Silver cable and a Black cable?
« Reply #4 on: 05-04-19, 07:14AM »
Believe the only real difference is that the silver cables have a reinforced outer protective mesh, were as the new black ones are standard, no reinforced cables (the plug ends are supposed to be better as well). Plugging in etc realistically is the same.