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From: "Jim Thomson" <>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 07:24:05 -0700
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Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 10:07:29 -0400
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd:  shack wiring
Hi Jim,

Yes, you are right, a three phase system aggravates the problem but it is also 
present on on split phase feed.

Worst case probably never happen, but my house in Brooklyn receives its power 
from a gigantic, three phase transformer, buried in the street. This 
transformer is feeding several houses on the block.

 An easy method to see if you have a three phase feed is to measure the voltage 
across the hot legs. 240 volts probably a split 120/240 transformer, 

208 volts and you most possible have a 208/120 volts three phase feed.

##  I would know if I had 208/120 vac  single phase !     That's exactly what I 
had in my old condo yrs ago.   1st floor gets  A-B    2nd floor gets B-C    3rd 
floor gets A-C..  4th floor gets A-B  

Now, if you have identical power supplies, the harmonic are also identical. You 
may have have different power supplies with different phase relationship 
between the harmonics.

## the problems these days  are  when you have literally hundreds of pc's..all 
running on 120 vac... in a gov't office, etc.     They all put put globs of 
harmonics.. which ends back out in street... and ends up as 'dirty power' 

Bottom line is, if you large power supplies, us 240 volts feeder and supplies. 
I believe most large supplies can be configured for 240 volts.

## Agreed.  I was just using the example of hundreds of pc's  as a worse case  
senario.... which according to most power co' happening all the time.    
My 253 lb dahl xfmr has taps for 198-208-230-240-250.  My 120 lb pole pig [run 
backwards] is 240 only.   My small 46 lb dahl has  dual 110 v winding's.   All 
of the above  + 4 x more... hang off a  100A sub panel.. and also the 200A main 

## high C  HV  B+  ham supplies are full of harmonics too... like really bad 

Jim  VE7RF

Hans - N2JFS


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