Originally Posted by SaskCampers
I shut the breaker off when disconnecting but not during connection simply because of the PI unit.
Plugging into the pedestal with the PI "hot" will ruin your PI's cord sooner rather than later. While there is low load on the PI when you initially connect as it checks for proper wiring and voltage, there is still enough initial current to damage the plug on your cable.
You, of course, can do what you want, but those babies aren't cheap to replace because the plug got ruined.
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