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Balancing loads #129783
08/19/05 02:39 PM
08/19/05 02:39 PM
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Dnkldorf  Offline OP
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480x208/120Y Transformer

How can the primary be close to being balanced, but the secondarys be way out of whack?

I measured a different trans today and found the readings, primary balanced close, but not secondarys of the wye.


Shouldn't the primary windings be unbalanced just as much as the secondarys?


Anyone got an explanation?


Dnk.....

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Re: Balancing loads #129784
08/19/05 09:34 PM
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Ron  Offline
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Since there is no bolted primary to secondary phase connections, the balance on the primary may not match the secondary exactly, but they should be close considering the turns ratio. 2.3x for your transformer


Ron
Re: Balancing loads #129785
08/21/05 03:15 PM
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Tesla  Offline
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480x208/120 XFMRS is 4:1 not 2.3

The 480 Volt delta windings are wrapped around each 120 Volt wye leg.

4/1.73205 = 2.3 The implied ratio for 208 Volts.


Tesla
Re: Balancing loads #129786
08/25/05 08:24 PM
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Larry Fine  Offline
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Dnk, you've discovered why high-voltage transmission lines are basically floating delta systems - I've heard an engineer call it "self-balancing".


Larry Fine
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Re: Balancing loads #129787
08/26/05 05:57 AM
08/26/05 05:57 AM
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Dnkldorf  Offline OP
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Larry, can you elaborate on the "floating Delta"?

I assume by your post, the readings I am getting may be normal then?

Dnk.....


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