[TowerTalk] Wiring Sky Needle tower for 220 VAC

Richard Karlquist richard at karlquist.com
Tue Nov 5 20:42:31 EST 2013

On 2013-11-05 12:37, Mike Fahmie wrote:
> A 10 volt filament transformer can be wired autotransformer style to
> pre-compensate for the Cu drop.
> -Mike-

That's a very clever idea that might work; you would have
to try it.  The excess voltage might increase stress
on some of the components, mainly the motor.  I should
mention that my power voltage already runs between
126 and 130 volts consistently.  The socialist power
company here apparently had a similar idea to what
you thought of and decided to up the tap voltage on my
pole pig to compensate for the fact that they are running
my 3 houses on one #4 drop cable.  Instead of beefing up
the drop cable like I requested.  So at this QTH, the
10 volt setup might not be a great idea.  YMMV.

Rick N6RK

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