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Re: [Amps] Source for plate xfrmer

Subject: Re: [Amps] Source for plate xfrmer
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 10:54:42 -0500 (EST)
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I guess there is some electrical code that forbids connecting the 120vac  
blower between one side of the 240ac line and neutral?
I hope this doesn't start another round of ground vs neutral wiring  sins.
Gerald K5GW
In a message dated 2/14/2012 9:41:22 A.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

You can  get more benefit with primary taps and not bothering with a pair 
120V  windings; use a seperate 120V line for blowers, LV supplies,  etc.

Tapping the secondary limits your KVA as you go to lower voltages  and who 
the heck needs a CT in a big  amp?


----- Original Message ----- 
From:  "Rob Atkinson" <>
To: "Steve Bookout"  <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Monday,  February 13, 2012 10:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Amps] Source for plate  xfrmer

> In addition EPD makes a good product but plan on  spending at least
> $400, perhaps more.
> How much are you prepared to  spend?   Because of the price of copper
> any custom plate  iron you get that has some muscle is going to
> probably cost some  coin.  More if you want it potted and several taps.
> Even if you  don't need them if you are paying for a custom job it's a
> good idea to  get a CT on the secondary and of course one on the
> primary, plus a few  more taps on the secondary.   You may decide 4.25
> KV DC with  a cap input filter is a bit high, or if not, extra taps
> afford  different supply voltages and increase the versatility of the
>  transformer and its resale value if you ever decide to let it  go.
> 73
> Rob
> K5UJ
> On  Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 12:35 PM, Steve Bookout <>  
>> Hello all,
>> Where do you look for a  new HV plate transformer these days?
>> I understand  Peter Dahl is no longer around.
>> I'm looking for 3000  VAC secondary @ 1+ amp CCS.
>>  TIA
>> 73 de Steve, NR4M
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