I guess I should update this with there really isn't much of a update. Clayton arrived from LA and had checked all of the outside connections and was starting on the inside when I arrived home from work. He checked every single connection, checked the electrical outlet and the power strip. He even ran some diagnostics on the setup with some weird grid displays on the tv. Everything was fine.
Looking at the Deca there was a very small spot on the band close to the Deca that sort of looked like where a metal to metal contact might have been made that produced a short or spark. However there was nothing metallic anywhere close to have caused that.
Clayton didn't think the Deca unit caused the fire, could have been some anomalies in the output from the HR20, defective wiring construction in the connecting cable, or a number of things that came together to produce this. If you read my time frame the cause of this didn't happen suddenly, the deterioration was occurring over a long period of time with observable effects (of course only realized this after the fact).
Clayton took the the Deca pieces and the HR20 with him to LA for the autopsy.
Maybe he will let me know the outcome and maybe not.
But like he said that this is the first and only instance of this happening, so I wouldn't over react to it. Just make sure there isn't any chance of a metal to metal short or arc happening, keep all bends shallow.
If I know anymore I'll update again.
Edited by BubblePuppy, 02 October 2012 - 03:30 PM.
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