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RE: circuit breaker and gif problem
Original poster: "levi Mccann" <levimccann-at-hotmail-dot-com>
One other thing to remember, is that if you bumped up the breaker, you
still only have capacity for 15amps if 14AWG wire was used in the
Wiring. Also, Your actual recepticles are probably rated for 15
>From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>Subject: RE: circuit breaker and gif problem
>Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 08:11:09 -0600
>Original poster: "patrick herd" <zl2uph-at-hotmail-dot-com>
> >From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> >To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> >Subject: circuit breaker and gif problem
> >Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 17:58:52 -0600
> >Original poster: "Robert Hanford" <pomnept-at-comcast-dot-net>
> >Hello all,
> >To be brief, my coil is constantly either tripping its 20 amp
> >circuit breaker or the test/reset button on the outlet. This is only
> >in the 30% power tuning stage. It uses two 15/60 NSTs with a 160uf
> >power factor correction cap. I can't get it to run long enough to
> >tune it properly.
> >If anybody has any ideas about this, I would really appreciate help.
> >Prior to upping the 15A ciruit breaker to 20A, and installing a GIF
> >outlet, this didn't seem as much of a problem.
> >Robert Hanford
>hmm interesting problem you have there, are the gif and breaker in a
>single unit? if so this could be caused by rf getting into the mains
>earth. If not, do you have an AC ammeter that you could measue the current
>If the current draw is less than 20 amps try going back to the 15, the
>tripping could be caused by a faulty breaker or the 20 may have a
>different response curve to the 15.
>hope this helps