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Re: intermediate xformer
Original poster: "Allanh by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <allanh-at-starband-dot-net>
Keep in mind that if you use a step up xformer, the current will step down.
If you draw 15 amps from the wall socket, the secondary of the xform (240
volts) will only deliver 7.5 amps, and thats with no loss, which isn't
possible. Power in is always more than power out.
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 6:25 AM
Subject: intermediate xformer
> Original poster: "Matt Skidmore by way of Terry Fritz
> I was thinking for those times when one didnt not have a 240 linx they
> might be able to use a 120 to 240v step-up transformer. a 2500w step-up
> would be good as most 120 breakers are 15-20 amp and that would just about
> max it out. however, i think even with that extra transformer you would
> still need a ballast for a piggie yes?
> other ideas. fish around for 2 outlets on different sides of the breaker
> box to get 240v. ive heard of music DJs doing this for their amps and more
> likely for their lighting systems.
> however if you find 2 sockets that will give you 240v and each of those
> circuits are on their own 20amp breaker, will that allow you to pull 40
> amps? me thinks just 20.
> Just some late night pondering. STILL working on getting my piggie. The
> tristate area joints want too much money, and the faily priced places want
> an arm to ship ;)