I don't know "the Soft-Start kit" or it's application, so I can't comment
what I've said here. But MANY products are designed with serious engineering
mistakes. The "pin 1 problem" is a glaring and very common example -- it causes
hum, buzz, and RFI. Putting an MOV between line and safety ground is another
-- it can blow up equipment! The only safe place for an MOV (or other
protector) in the power system is at the main service entrance where power
into the building from the street. This is the so-called "whole house"
and it's a very good idea if done well.
On Fri, 19 Mar 2010 17:22:37 +0000, RICHARD SOLOMON wrote:
>Are you saying we should not use the ones that come with the Soft-Start kit ??
>73, Dick, W1KSZ
>> From: email@example.com
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 22:50:45 -0700
>> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Shack wiring
>> On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 21:34:10 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
>> >A good surge protector has three MOVs, one from each leg and one between
>> >the legs.
>> WRONG! An MOV from Phase (hot) to Ground (Green Wire) is more likely to BLOW
>> UP equipment than protect it. To understand this, see my earlier post on
>> Jim K9YC
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