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    There are way smarter guys then me here, but I am...

    There are way smarter guys then me here, but I am curious. You have 120v control feeding through the output of one SSR to the input of another. With the following V measurements.
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  2. You can have an issue with a splice and burnt...

    You can have an issue with a splice and burnt insulation on the load side of a 15 amp residential circuit breaker.
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    Automation Direct. 1ph to 3ph VFDs. Download...

    Automation Direct. 1ph to 3ph VFDs. Download the manuals to see if they will meet your needs.
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    AD ...$117-$134. They may not be fancy, but you...

    AD ...$117-$134. They may not be fancy, but you may not need fancy. I have had very good luck with the next step up from these. So economical a guy should have one on the shop bench just for...
  5. Thread: I asked

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    I asked

    Looking at a small project. Three 25 hp and 4 2 hp. Engineers sent me a pdf to bid from. No detail. I asked for a dwg file. Panel builders sent me some info before i looked closely at the cad...
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    A few years ago one of my help and I ran a hay...

    A few years ago one of my help and I ran a hay mill for a couple hours to make sure things worked as planned. We doubled production. Granted our goal was to find the weak spot (s) in the process. ...
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    We use PLCs with analog inputs, transducers and a...

    We use PLCs with analog inputs, transducers and a better HMI with USB storage, on projects to track trends as a side benifit to control. The HMI will average x number of readings and save that value...
  8. I would suggest it. Better now than later for...

    I would suggest it. Better now than later for both of you.
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    Semi Educated Wild Ass Guess In other words, I...

    Semi Educated Wild Ass Guess

    In other words, I am probably wrong.
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    They finally quit trying to reset when melting...

    They finally quit trying to reset when melting and some sparks became obvious from the cable, but by then it would have been relying on the magnetic in my SEWAG.
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    Over simplified, but a current imbalance will...

    Over simplified, but a current imbalance will cause the breaker to trip. 5 amp on the hot with 4.3 on the neutral and it trips.
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    All in all, an interesting service call. My...

    All in all, an interesting service call. My younger help gained some experience. I am impressed with the latest CH AFCI diagnostics. We autopsied the original 15 amp and found the thermal portion...
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    1088510886 Hard to see but ACSR cable feeds...

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    Hard to see but ACSR cable feeds garage via hole in metal soffit wrap at house eave. Bare conductor being neutral to garage. Ground fault #1 of ??.
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    Nice feature. Breaker diagnostics ability...

    Nice feature. Breaker diagnostics ability reports problem as fault to ground.
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    The cable pictured was removed entirely as was...

    The cable pictured was removed entirely as was the other cable leading to the faulted fixture.
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    Why aren't there more fires?

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    This MWBC fed some old K&T and has worked for some years. Individual 15 amp CBs installed as was the custom before enligtenment.

    New shingles went on recently and vibration of work...
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    Why so large?

    We are finally making corn flakes. The largest motor is a 60 on one mill and 75 on the other. These motors turn a pair of solid flake rollers that are about 18" diameter by 30" long. At full...
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    It will look great from here, what more can he...

    It will look great from here, what more can he want?
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    Instead of trying to match the HPS, focus on the...

    Instead of trying to match the HPS, focus on the LED lamp(s) you want for the entire finished project. The HPS will be leaving. Just a matter of time.
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    Try looking for circuit analyzers. Amprobe has...

    Try looking for circuit analyzers. Amprobe has one.
  21. Thread: Eaton vs AB

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    Good idea. There is always a 100% concensus here.

    Good idea. There is always a 100% concensus here.
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    Running thread. I dont remember seeing them at a...

    Running thread. I dont remember seeing them at a supply house
  23. Thread: Eaton vs AB

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    I was more worried about the caps.

    I was more worried about the caps.
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    Load side of starters. Auto control of caps is...

    Load side of starters. Auto control of caps is fairly pricey.
  25. Thread: Eaton vs AB

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    The VFD driven motors will not, will not have PFC...

    The VFD driven motors will not, will not have PFC correction. They are a very small portion of the total motor load.

    The accross the line motors will have PFC.
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