Dedicated line last minute questions


I am FINALLY in the situation of being able to get a dedicated electrical line installed to my home and therefor system.Whem I asked the electrician about installing my Wattgate receptacle which I use he mentioned something about a special red plug as opposed to anything else for the separation of the neutral line. I thought it was the ground which causes noise but I was told it was the neutral which lets garbage back into the system.In any case in a few days I will have a line dedicated by ground and neutral but does this mean I can't use my Wattgate receptacle? I am wondering of this "red" plug that was recommended. Any help would be appreciated.
mitchb
Whem I asked the electrician about installing my Wattgate receptacle which I use he mentioned something about a special red plug as opposed to anything else for the separation of the neutral line.
Mitchb
Find another electrician,.... he is scamming you. Red receptacles are used in the electrical industry to signify the outlet is fed from emergency power. The only difference between say a white recept and a red recept is the color of the face plate. Example, a Hubbell HBL8300H has the same guts and body whether it is red, white, ivory, brown, black or what ever....

Your Wattgate recept is made by Hubbell and is a very good recept.

Find another electrician!!
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As far as I've ever seen those receptacles are for isolated ground (earth ground). They do NOT make a ground connection when installing them as do all other receptacles (otherwise known as self grounding). They can be used and I would highly recommend them IF and only IF the electrician would run a dedicated ground back to the 1 point where neutral and ground is bonded. DO NOT let him install separate ground. That is against the national electrical code to have multiple 'earth' grounds. Now if he were to tie the 2 earth grounds together is just fine. The last exception would be to have an isolation transformer. That is considered to be a separate power source. He is right regarding that noise is introduced through the neutral. Neutral is ground BUT it carries current where the earth ground is there only for safety purposes and should only carry current in the event of a short.

The Wattgate is a fine receptacle BTW. My guess would be your electrician knows computer requirements but not audiophile.
Forgot to mention if he does run a dedicated ground the wattgate would defeat the purpose UNLESS he can break the self grounding feature. Most receptacles are capable of this feature.
As far as I've ever seen those receptacles are for isolated ground (earth ground). They do NOT make a ground connection when installing them as do all other receptacles (otherwise known as self grounding).
10-24-10: Xti16
Xti16,
Not all red recepts are IG type. NEMA requires IG recepts be orange, (face plate), in color and/or have a triangle next to the ground hole on the face plate. Usually red IG recepts will have a green color triangle next to the ground hole on the face plate. White, ivory, ect, usually a green color triangle. Hospital grade IG recepts usually an orange triangle. Though I have seen non HG IG ivory recepts with an orange triangle.

http://www.hubbell-wiring.com/press/Pdfs/H5254.pdf
Apparently my electrician had industrial strenth plugs in mind but I used a Fim , a Power Port and a Wattgate 381. Everything sounds best through my Hydra 6 so I am, only using the Wattgate. I think it is the best sounding receptacle I have so I have my Hydra powered through it. I had an idea that my amp would sound better going to it's own dedicated line but when bypassing the Hydra the sound of the amp when going to it's own dedicated line without the Hydra the sound is thinner and less pleasing. It is amazing what the Hydra6 can do and in my case it worked best with everything including my amp.
I've come to the realisation that if I want to isolate my amp I should use something like a Hydra 2 to run the amp. It is the price of yet another good power cable which stops me from doing this.