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#204509 - 12/15/11 12:02 PM Brown outs
cgw Offline

Registered: 07/29/04
Posts: 133
Loc: Rochester NY
A small apartment complex. 12 buildings with 6-12 apartments.
Three of the buildings have periodic brown outs (lights dim momentarily) for no obvious reason. Tow of the buildings share a transfromer. the third has it's own.
It does not seem to happen when something in the buildings starts (but I would not totally rule it out).
What are possible causes?

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#204510 - 12/15/11 12:10 PM Re: Brown outs [Re: cgw]
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Registered: 04/03/02
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There are many. Startup of a large load, possibly on another "load" on the primary of the transformers.

A call to the POCO, may be in order for starting point.

Next, a basic "bad" connection, secondary side line or neutral.

As you say 3 buildings, I would start there.

#204610 - 12/24/11 08:26 PM Re: Brown outs [Re: cgw]
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Loc: Boonton, NJ
Could be a bad feeder from one building to the next. Maybe the 3 buildings are the last on line.


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