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Re: [TowerTalk] CAT 5 as Rotator cable, sprinkler wire

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] CAT 5 as Rotator cable, sprinkler wire
From: "Jim Brown" <>
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Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 15:03:11 -0500
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>Some day you should go measure the voltage at the rotor and compare it 
>to the voltage at the control box.  The results might lead you to upgrade the
> guage of wire you're using.  

Yeah, but this is NOT brain surgery, nor does justify a dozen posts to the 
reflector. Haul out your wire tables that show resistance per foot for various 
wire sizes, use your VOM to measure the current with a short cable connecting 
the rotor to the controller (or look at the manufacturer's specs for current), 
use Ohm's law. 

Jim Brown K9YC


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