electrical problems

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Old 04-03-02, 01:38 PM
alexxx6
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Angry electrical problems

I have a shop that utilizes ceramic kilns running on 22oV one at 35 amps other at 60 amps. After using a different piece of equipment that caused a power drain ( motor on tool slowed and labored, and house eclectric IE lights dimmed). Since then My kilns do not work, I have a friend put meter on Plug and repoted power, But I wasnt present to ask how mant amps were available at that plug. MY Question then is, IS it possable to recieve power thru a circuit breaker But nor recive proper ampage ETC> Please help!!!!
Need to get shop up and runnin
 
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Old 04-03-02, 03:42 PM
Wgoodrich
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a 220 volt circuit uses two hot lines you most likely lost one of hte two fuses or you have a bad connection that has failed.

When you test for voltage on a 220 volt circuit and if your kiln is calling for heat you will get 120 volt back feed from one hot energizing the second hot wire causing a false voltage test.

Read you voltage from line to line to make sure you have 240 volts not 120 volts back fed.

Let us know what you find

Good Luck

Wg
 
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