Originally Posted by jeffaquarius
You should have read what the author of this thread was experiencing with regards to stray voltage. You are mixing STRAY and SHORT. It is synonymous to mild and extreme. They are 2 different things. Did you say the LA fishguy had a Ground Probe in his tank? If so don't you think the GFCI could have prevented the calamity? A short is an extreme condition but can happen. Regardless if there was a Ground Probe or not a short circuit has a detrimental effect on the tank inhabitants. If will change the water composition and become toxic.
exactly and to get any sort of current would make it a short, if there was a stray voltage the flow to ground would be a path and would cause a circuit and a path for a current to flow. so you whole ohms law would fall under this. current = voltage /resistance.
you've stated the same thign in the last thread and still are gettign what i'm saying. if there is a path to ground you are closing a circuit and closing a circuit makes a path for amperage to flow.
if there was any sort of leak through a less the addiquit cable insulation this is a short, in some way the potential energy traveling in that conductor is makign its way into the water, therefore its a short. its not creatign a differnt source of power, its the same source at the same frequency at the same point in time, therefore again its a short.
in gregs input of the spinning rotor magnet generating power this would be a different source altogether, but this theory i find even less plausable then yours as you need something to catch this magnetic feild and take it back from one spot carry it through a load and return which it is not doing because there is nothing in the aquarium that will catch the charge.
i've done my tests and i'm still getting not voltage reading during the day and a reading at night, which leaves me to believe its water chemestry, and i could see the small harmonics slightly agitating the water and chaning the chemestry in your little bowl test which could give you a reading.there is something going on other then "leaking" voltage from a cord going on for me to get my results, i just don't know what and you refuse to understand the concepts i'm putting forth and the reasons why i do not fully believe your theory based on my experienses in my field of work
and remember parts sold in the USA and canada have to go through testing UL and CSA approvals before deemed safe for use. if you've bought your pumps at a LFS
you should check for the UL approval which, approves safe operation and has been tested. things like these have been egineered for one purpous, to be submerged in water, and to leak the way you are saying would cause injury worth sueing.
what you are sayign is these things are not engineered for safe use and that anything we buy is "use at own risk"