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01-10-10, 08:22 AM
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Posted By WFO

I would definitely get this in writing. ...

I would definitely get this in writing.



I have my doubts that you would be successful in getting the 40 hp setup to work. As I understand it, you're talking about running two dissimilar 3...
01-10-10, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,344
Posted By WFO

Blowing light bulbs is an indication of a bad...

Blowing light bulbs is an indication of a bad neutral and should be independent of an earth ground issue. If your neutral is dependent on a water pipe connection, you may still have issues.

On the...
01-10-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,626
Posted By WFO

Couple of pointless points. Damage from...

Couple of pointless points.

Damage from surges is often from the earth TO the electrical system. GE has done extensive research on their transformer winding designs and this was one of their...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By WFO

CPU running full blast with nothing on

My Dell (with windows XP) has gotten incredibly slow. The CPU activity shows to constantly be around 50% with no processes running (at least not intentionally).
The perfomance activity indicates two...
07-05-07, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 48,857
Posted By WFO

Check with the utility about easements. The NEC...

Check with the utility about easements. The NEC may not even come into it if the utility has an easement agreement preventing it. At our utility, we have a 20 foot (10 feet to either side of the...
06-21-07, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By WFO

Quote: I'd be happier if they billed me daily,...

Quote:
I'd be happier if they billed me daily, but they probably realize if they do that people will get a leg up on reducing usage that much faster.

Why do you need all that crap? You know how...
06-10-07, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 975
Posted By WFO

The quick answer is "Fiction". The plugs you...

The quick answer is "Fiction".
The plugs you are referring to are usually capacitors which will help your power factor. This means they provide a capacitive reactive component to compensate for the...
05-17-07, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,906
Posted By WFO

S and F stand for slow and fast. You turn the...

S and F stand for slow and fast. You turn the screw in the direction of whichever you need to do. The one you are probably looking at on the front is the full load calibration screw...there is...
02-25-07, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By WFO

Point taken. Scott e. might have the right...

Point taken.
Scott e. might have the right track. If billyblog can find an old A-base meter, he can foregoe the socket. If memory serves, these older meters would clamp down on a #10 without...
02-25-07, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By WFO

You're not missing anything.....it's really no...

You're not missing anything.....it's really no more complicated than what you originally suggested.
You'll need the meter, meter socket, and some extra #10 awg wire. Assuming you know how to safely...
02-23-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By WFO

It will work fine. Wire the two hot leads coming...

It will work fine. Wire the two hot leads coming into the meter can to the top two lugs and the load coming out the bottom two lugs.
02-14-07, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,760
Posted By WFO

Here's the thing that gets overlooked. There are...

Here's the thing that gets overlooked. There are two types of reactive power, inductive and capacitive. In a purely inductive circuit, the current lags the voltage by 90 degrees; in a purely...
02-08-07, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By WFO

Yours may utilize PLC ( power line carrier)...

Yours may utilize PLC ( power line carrier) technology. As with the other meters, there is a device installed internally which counts disk revolutions. This data is then put onto the power line in...
02-05-07, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By WFO

I don't think a surge protector will do any good....

I don't think a surge protector will do any good. They are designed for transient overvoltage spikes of very short duration....sustained ones like this will probably just destroy the surge protector....
02-02-07, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 32,661
Posted By WFO

:You're not using a common neutral for both...

:You're not using a common neutral for both circuits are you?
01-18-07, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By WFO

I'm more inclined to think your old meter was...

I'm more inclined to think your old meter was awfully slow rather than the new one being fast.
01-16-07, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,138
Posted By WFO

The only way the transformer would be giving you...

The only way the transformer would be giving you that high a voltage (assuming there was not a line condition) is for there to be shorted turns in the primary of the transformer (which changes the...
01-02-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,813
Posted By WFO

Meters are amp specific. If you have an old 60...

Meters are amp specific. If you have an old 60 amp meter, that is its "class" rating. In other words, it will meter within its accuracy rating up to 60 amps. Its continuous thermal capacity is only...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,151
Posted By WFO

Auto-darkening hood standards

In shopping for an auto-darkening hood, I've noticed several references such as "Meets ANSI 287.1, CSA and CE standards" and "UV/IR=DIN 16".

Anybody know what these refer to and what I should be...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,713
Posted By WFO

I'm not questioning whether water is actually in...

I'm not questioning whether water is actually in the transmission, and certainly not questioning the damage water will do there. I'm questioning the likelyhood of condensate from the AC being the...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,713
Posted By WFO

A/C hooked to Dodge transmission? What the...???

My wife's friend just took her new Dodge Magnum to the dealer for transmission problems (leaking transmission fluid). The dealer told her (and I quote);

"The air conditioner drain hose has leaked...
10-15-06, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By WFO

If you want to dig a little deeper, here is and...

If you want to dig a little deeper, here is and excellent reference.

http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/index.html

For the specific question you asked, look here.
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09-08-06, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,988
Posted By WFO

And as you bog down the generator, the frequency...

And as you bog down the generator, the frequency drops as well, which makes the impedance of the motor less, which tends to draw more current, which bogs down the generator more........
08-09-06, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 29,527
Posted By WFO

That would be me. ...always been a little...

That would be me.
...always been a little sensitive about that bump on my back. :D
08-08-06, 04:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 29,527
Posted By WFO

I stand corrected. Out of curiousity, did they...

I stand corrected.
Out of curiousity, did they correct your bill for the years it was in error?
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