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  1. Well, there isn't any requirement to have a home...

    Well, there isn't any requirement to have a home smoke detection system monitored, so I guess the smart phone notification is actually a step up from what I have and what many people have.
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    ATS's are typically either rated for 100A or...

    ATS's are typically either rated for 100A or 200A. (The 200A might actually be a 225A or a 250A depending on the brand.)

    So I wouldn't expect any change in price unless you reduce it to 100 amps....
  3. Thread: Elevator PITS

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    That's a change from the 2014. The 2014 required...

    That's a change from the 2014. The 2014 required a separate circuit for the pit lighting and receptacles (that one singular circuit for both lights and recept.) While the new 2017 requires...
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    I think I agree with Ron, although the code isn't...

    I think I agree with Ron, although the code isn't as clear as I expected it to be, and even the handbook doesn't help much.

    I think you would be correct if the emergency lighting was unit...
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    I know nothing is a sure thing if lawyers get...

    I know nothing is a sure thing if lawyers get involved. But if the NEC doesn't require NM calcs; I don't see other engineers doing the calcs; and even the handbook suggests its not required then...
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    That's pretty much seems to agree with the...

    That's pretty much seems to agree with the handbook info.



    That looks like it comes straight from the ampacity tables with (7) sets of 500KCM being good for 7 * 380 amps = 2660 amps. But why...
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    Neher Mcgrath and duct bank derating

    I've almost always determined cable ampacity straight from table 310.15(B)16 - the standard 3 conductors in a conduit table. Even for underground runs with more than one conduit (aka - a duct bank)....
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    You may also want to consider a switched mode...

    You may also want to consider a switched mode power supply. They are usually more complex, and normally include an inductor, but they are typically more efficient and they reduce the input current...
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    Agreed - it won't be pure water. But I'm not...

    Agreed - it won't be pure water.

    But I'm not sure what that means for the original question. Its probably common to put these pumps in pits, conductive water or not.
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    Pool water is treated with chlorine, which makes...

    Pool water is treated with chlorine, which makes it highly conductive.

    The way I understand it, some of the chlorine atoms (or maybe all of the chlorine atoms) looses an electron and become...
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    Can you determine the peak diode current? That's...

    Can you determine the peak diode current? That's one very important parameter for diode rectifier design. Both at stead state, and also when the power is first applied and the caps. are completely...
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    How are you getting from a 3 phase input to a...

    How are you getting from a 3 phase input to a single phase output?

    Also, have you thought about the harmonic currents this will induce into the AC supply?



    Before I went too far down the...
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    I'm not sure, but I think the transformer...

    I'm not sure, but I think the transformer nameplate will explain that in detail. Here is the nameplate from a different xformer that has 7 taps;

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    Looking at a couple of different...
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    Sounds right. I tried googling transformer taps...

    Sounds right. I tried googling transformer taps earlier and came up empty. But a search for "changing taps on a transformer, was more productive, and I found this;
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    Yes, not that you say that I would agree - 6...

    Yes, not that you say that I would agree - 6 total at 2.5% each, with 2 up and 4 down. That makes more sense

    Now, does the 4- mean it lowers the secondary voltage, or its for a lower primary...
  16. Thread: CAD issue

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    Sure you can? Not sure if you mean "move the pdf...

    Sure you can? Not sure if you mean "move the pdf around in the drawing" or if you mean "move the file location"?

    But you can do either. If you move the file location, you just have to use a...
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    Transformer Taps

    Standard dry type 300KVA 480V delta to 208V wye transformer.

    Shop drawings say "Taps 6 - 2.5% 2+4- Taps"

    I would assume these are secondary taps, and that means there are six taps at -2.5%? ...
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    Interesting and educational. From the...

    Interesting and educational.

    From the curves, it looks like the general idea is that if the breaker is set at 40 amps, then it would never trip at anything below 40 amps, but it would trip as...
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    It also looks like one of the breakers on the...

    It also looks like one of the breakers on the line side of the transformer may trip on transformer inrush current.
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    Looking at the Square D catalog, you can spec....

    Looking at the Square D catalog, you can spec. thermal magnetic for up to 400 amp breakers with the Q4 and LA breakers;
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    No, probably a separate magnetic trip for each...

    No, probably a separate magnetic trip for each phase.
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    Back up a second. Why do you have to have...

    Back up a second. Why do you have to have anything outside?

    230.70 doesn't require a disconnecting means to be outside. Outside is just one of 2 options listed in 230.70 A1.
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    But there are restrictions - big equipment goes...

    But there are restrictions - big equipment goes on the equipment branch (only fractional horsepower motors are allowed on the critical branch), and only loads required for emergency use are allowed...
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    Is it a health care facility? That could...

    Is it a health care facility? That could complicate things a bit since hospital generators are given some relief from the load calculations required by 220.

    Otherwise, the only requirement would...
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