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An electric iron for smoothing clothes was being used when there was a loud bang and a flash of flame from the electric flex next to the iron An inspection showed that the failure had occurred at the

An electric iron for smoothing clothes was being used when there was a loud bang and a flash of flame from the electric flex next to the iron. An inspection showed that the failure had occurred at the point where the flex entered a polymer tube which projected about 70 mm from the body of the iron. There was a break in the live wire and the ends of the wire showed signs of fusion. The fuse in the electric plug was intact. Explain the failure. Relevant data are given in the table that follows.

 

 

 

 

Jun 26 2020 View more View Less

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