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#8208 - 03/12/02 11:56 AM Brown outs
Chuck 0131 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/02
Posts: 4
Loc: Loretta,WI, USA
Hello all.
we have quite a few "brownouts" ( low voltage from power co,)due to weather, during the course of a year.
I have a customer that owns a small tavern & rest. his panel is quite a distance from the bar & he can't get to the panel to shut off power to compressors very fast.
would like to have a device to monitor & disconnect power during Brownouts.
Anyone have any ideas.....thanks Chuck

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#8209 - 03/12/02 12:31 PM Re: Brown outs
Tom Offline

Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069
Loc: Shinnston, WV USA
I know that there are relays that monitor voltage, especially for 3 phase. These could be wired to a contactor for the equipment or maybe to a relay placed in the control circuit. Or, if he's got some serious bucks, install shunt trip breakers & wire them into the low voltage sensor.

TimeMark, ASCO & many others make this type of relay, check with your local electrical supply house.


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#8210 - 03/12/02 12:37 PM Re: Brown outs
wolfdog Offline

Registered: 10/24/01
Posts: 135
Loc: Dallas,TX
I have used the PLC-240K6-44T relay on pumps and chillers. It is not designed for a panel but will protect individual equipment.
Just wire it into the control circuit.

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#8211 - 03/13/02 03:10 AM Re: Brown outs
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I use Greenlee ice cube relays {PDF file} about $ 140+-


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