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Electrical fires victims USA vs. France

North American vs. French:

The laws of physics and electricity apply equally; however, the methods of electrical installation, protection and safety are quite different. Distance, different words and "phraseology", different work practices, habits, and ideas are reasons why it is difficult for American electrical professionals to understand the French system, and vice versa.

It is worth exposing these differences in order to promote better understanding.


Electrical Fires, Arcs and others:

It is interesting to explore, historically, why there are significant differences in protection techniques between France and parts of Europe, and North America.

For example, in France, dangerous parallel arcs (Live to Ground) have been mastered for over 50 years...How is it possible?

The explanation below:

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