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mlle
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.

NEC
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.

JLMCDANIEL
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

NEC
Re: Definition of an AB Box
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

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.

xyxoxy
Re: Definition of an AB Box
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

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?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Definition of an AB Box
xyxoxy wrote:

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.

Fencepost
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?

xyxoxy
Re: Definition of an AB Box
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

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. :o

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Definition of an AB Box
xyxoxy wrote:

True...
That's the most exercise I've had in quite a while. Usually it's just back and forth to the fridge. :o

Might I suggest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ysomqy86U

Jack

A. Spruce
Re: Definition of an AB Box

Jack, who couldn't use one of those? :D

Moon Over My Hammy
Re: Definition of an AB Box

The only thing I ever heard called an AB box was a switch box for the television to switch from signal from cable back to the antena on the roof for when the cable went out.

I guess that would make an AB Box a box containing a SPDT switch.

Maybe you had a 3-way (two switch locations) for the light fixture. Don't know what that has to do with the lamp socket, if a lamp or bulb burns out replace the bulb.

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