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Re: bad pole xmfrs
Original poster: "Hydrogen18" <hydrogen18-at-hydrogen18-dot-com>
Maybe I should go out and buy lots of heater elements(199 amps worth) and
see if I can do any damage. I could just drop them in the pool for cooling.
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2004 8:52 AM
Subject: Re: bad pole xmfrs
> Original poster: DRIEBEN-at-midsouth.rr-dot-com
> Hi Eric,
> Yes, most average sized homes have 200 amp electrical service but
> how often is a house actually drawing 200 amps at one time?
> If you look inside your load center breaker (or fuse) box,
> the sum total amperage of all of your circuits may very well
> exceed the 200 amp rating of the main breaker switch as well.
> It would be very unlikely that every electrical customer would
> be pulling the maximum load at any particular given time and
> that's how the utility company can get by with using a trans-
> former whose kVA rating dosen't seem to add up to the demand.
> And, as I was stating in a previous post on this subject, pole
> pigs can easily handle reasonable temporary overloads of their
> nameplate rating.
> David Rieben
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> From: Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Date: Saturday, April 10, 2004 6:38 pm
> Subject: Re: bad pole xmfrs
> > Original poster: "Hydrogen18" <hydrogen18-at-hydrogen18-dot-com>
> > On pig over loading, heres something to keep in mind, the 37.5 KVA
> > pig I am
> > feed of off serves 4 houses. 200 amp service to each houses equals
> > 192 KVA.
> > Is it just me, or does that seem a little weird?
> > ---Eric
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