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    Try looking for circuit analyzers. Amprobe has...

    Try looking for circuit analyzers. Amprobe has one.
  2. 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
  4. 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.
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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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    Good point. The reactors would be at the VFDs,...

    Good point. The reactors would be at the VFDs, about 100' conductor length from the PFCs.
  8. Thread: Eaton vs AB

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    Eaton vs AB

    We have a customer that needs PFC. Yes, they are billed for poor power factor.

    AB suggests keep PFC about 250 ft of conductor length separation. Thinking 3% line reactor plus the branch circuit...
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    I do not see a reference to Insurance company in...

    I do not see a reference to Insurance company in the OP.
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    We were in the market for sanctuary lighting for...

    We were in the market for sanctuary lighting for a church. One of the fixtures found by my supplier looked good, as in appearance, but the mfg could not supply us with an IES file. No file means no...
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    I lied. I just bid 19 LED fixtures similar to...

    I lied. I just bid 19 LED fixtures similar to the 2 lamp 4ft surface mount wraps we have used for years for a hair under 5. Very simple straight forward install. About twice the lumen of the t12s...
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    From personal experience, UL stickers from a...

    From personal experience, UL stickers from a panelbuilder doesn't mean it will work. . Hopefully it does mean it is safe.

    What a mess.
  13. Thread: Over Load

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    For us, a non-fused disc does not require the...

    For us, a non-fused disc does not require the working space a fused unit would. As long as the door opens 90deg we are good. Check with your inspector before installation.
  14. I would have thought things were screwy when the...

    I would have thought things were screwy when the first tests showed such a wide disparity. The Brown to Grnd was 1/4 to 1/3 what the others were.
    Agreed, real mess. Nice job. Let us know how...
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    You are probably correct. Most of us "over...

    You are probably correct. Most of us "over wire". We don't use code minimum and it would put us at a disadvantage to those that don't care if two AFCI handle everything but the kitchen and...
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    Multi unit project would mean an inspection by...

    Multi unit project would mean an inspection by someone. Ask them.

    AFCI can be a PIA, but a minor one. If you are having a high rate of troubles change your methods and or product line.
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    Hire _____ if you need help and ____ can do the...

    Hire _____ if you need help and ____ can do the work. Pay ____ accordingly.

    Offer a partnership if that works out.
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    I proposed two projects to her. The $250,000...

    I proposed two projects to her. The $250,000 lighting and a $25,000 power factor correction. She threw out the larger and wants to work on the smaller. I'll deal with that.
  19. Thread: LFNC

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    Green is good, if connected.

    Green is good, if connected.
  20. Thread: LFNC

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    Lack of support is obvious, but what is inside of...

    Lack of support is obvious, but what is inside of it is of more importance IMO.
  21. Thread: Educate me

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    My general thought as well. May not get to the...

    My general thought as well. May not get to the correction possible with the multistage, but close enough where payback is quicker.
  22. Thread: Educate me

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    I wondered about the negative kvar but don't have...

    I wondered about the negative kvar but don't have the knowledge needed. I am sure it is lagging PF. They have more graphs than I can look at in an evening and I have requested the spreadsheet for...
  23. Thread: Educate me

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    Educate me

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    Customer complaining about high bills and poor power quality, nothing new, but the POCO set up recording equipment that most of us can only dream of. The graph above shows a section of time...
  24. Hint: Photo control

    Hint: Photo control
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    Start looking for a different employer. Other...

    Start looking for a different employer. Other than that, not much else to say, the picture alone says it all.
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