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    Question Definition of an AB Box

    What is an ab box and could it be connected with other electrical sockets? Had a light fixture replaced which had burned out.

    Thanx.

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    Default Re: Definition of an AB Box

    Scratches head........ I have been doing electrical work for a very, very long time. Probably as long as Jack has been retired......... I realize there are regional terms but "AB Box" is one I have never heard.

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    Default Re: Definition of an AB Box

    The only AB box I ever used was to switch serial or parallel I/O on a computer system.
    Jack
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    Default Re: Definition of an AB Box

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    The only AB box I ever used was to switch serial or parallel I/O on a computer system.
    Jack
    But that was 180 years ago?

    Things have changed, Jack.

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    Default Re: Definition of an AB Box

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    The only AB box I ever used was to switch serial or parallel I/O on a computer system.
    Jack
    Same here...

    Hmm... but using that same theory might this refer to a cutover switch used to automatically (or manually) switch between street power and a backup generator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xyxoxy View Post
    Same here...

    Hmm... but using that same theory might this refer to a cutover switch used to automatically (or manually) switch between street power and a backup generator?
    That would be a big leap considering what the OP stated.
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Definition of an AB Box

    I know that AB is short for Allen Bradley, a manufacturer of electrical equipment. But I, too, am stumped as to what an AB box is. Perhaps the OP could post a picture, or give more description of what (s)he's thinking of?
    The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.

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    Default Re: Definition of an AB Box

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    That would be a big leap considering what the OP stated.
    True...
    That's the most exercise I've had in quite a while. Usually it's just back and forth to the fridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xyxoxy View Post
    True...
    That's the most exercise I've had in quite a while. Usually it's just back and forth to the fridge.
    Might I suggest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ysomqy86U

    Jack
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    Default Re: Definition of an AB Box

    Jack, who couldn't use one of those?
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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