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#115144 - 08/19/03 04:29 PM Hot Transformer !!
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Registered: 10/07/00
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Loc: NY, USA
This transformer was marked that it needed 6" air space front and rear.

It is heavily loaded 24/7 and the top was to hot to touch.

It was pushed back tight to the wall.

Bob (iwire)

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#115145 - 08/19/03 05:18 PM Re: Hot Transformer !!
Bjarney Offline

Registered: 04/10/02
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Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Understand that {economy} dry-type transformers are often rated at 150°C rise—which means the hottest part of the transformer can run 270°F above room temperature at rated load. Hence, the logic behind the labeled clearance requirement.

#115146 - 08/19/03 05:41 PM Re: Hot Transformer !!
ThinkGood Offline

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Did they at least offer you lunch?


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