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Re: [TowerTalk] Coax as powerline - NOT

To: "Tower Talk List" <>, "Jim Lux" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Coax as powerline - NOT
From: "Jim Brown" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 12:30:32 -0700
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That violates all the building codes I know about. A mains power circuit 
must have a phase, a neutral, and an equipment ground (green wire), and 
they must follow the same path. 

Again, this is above and beyond the issues of the rating of that cable for 
use in power systems (VERY unlikely) and the STUPID factor that the ex-
broadcast engineer pointed out, and the liability issue. 


Jim Brown K9YC

On Tue, 15 Apr 2008 12:02:08 -0700, Jim Lux wrote:

>Not that I want to encourage the use of coax for AC line power (I'm not 
>too wild about the idea), but something that can also be considered here 
>is that there could be isolation transformers in the system, so the two 
>sides of the coax could be floating relative to "physical ground", with 
>the grounding done, say, at the load end (this would be like the utility 
>distribution... the grounding is done at the service entrance)


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