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8 months 1 week ago - 8 months 1 week ago #628 by Mark D Francis
Chasing down a missing A/C phase wire for a cargo door actuator.

Found it! Image after wires wiped down. Initially, things didn't look so promising. Our wire was only one open.






The majority of this wiring was Kapton . It's NOT a good thing when one shorts out.
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8 months 4 days ago #629 by Mike Forti
Replied by Mike Forti on topic Wiring Meet Hy-Lok
At least with the older aircraft, circuit beakers didn't typically pop with Kapton wiring. AirTran's FWD cargo pit got engulfed when ground flood light wiring overheated, not popping the breaker, and the fire happened. This was after the Value Jet crash.

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8 months 4 days ago #630 by Mark D Francis
Replied by Mark D Francis on topic Wiring Meet Hy-Lok
This was "A" phase 115VAC on a 20 gauge wire. The breaker did not pop. It sure looked like there was enough current to pop it.

Scary shit though.

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