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60A 3PH Delta Transformers #162736 04/24/07 07:23 PM
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If anyone is familiar with 3PH transformers and the proper connections please email me. I have more details.

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Dave
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Re: 60A 3PH Delta Transformers [Re: Tiger] #162737 04/24/07 08:16 PM
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I'm not receiving PMs correctly, please email me.

Thanks,
Dave

Re: 60A 3PH Delta Transformers [Re: Tiger] #162738 04/24/07 08:57 PM
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A lot of us here are familiar with them; what's your question?

Re: 60A 3PH Delta Transformers [Re: Tiger] #162739 04/24/07 10:28 PM
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Check out the Theory section on the ECN Electrical Forum.

Re: 60A 3PH Delta Transformers [Re: LarryC] #162752 04/25/07 06:36 AM
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I broke down and read the instructions that came with the transformers. I was surprised by a few things...that when adjusting voltage slightly you can exceed the nameplate rating of the transformers, the 14 ga primary wires, and the 16/32V secondary.

Thanks,
Dave

Re: 60A 3PH Delta Transformers [Re: Tiger] #162759 04/25/07 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Tiger
I broke down and read the instructions that came with the transformers. I was surprised by a few things...that when adjusting voltage slightly you can exceed the nameplate rating of the transformers, the 14 ga primary wires, and the 16/32V secondary.


It sounds like you are working with "buck-boost" transformers (120/240V to 16/32V) that you will be connecting into an open delta arrangement to go between 208 and 236V.

What is your question?

Re: 60A 3PH Delta Transformers [Re: JBD] #162777 04/25/07 01:36 PM
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I am working with buck/boost transformers. I guess I was expecting the secondary to be 208V and the wire ga to be 6ga. You're correct...it's connecting to an open delta aiming for 208-220V. My basic questions were answered by the instructions. Understanding how it works is another matter. My one remaining question is...does it matter where the 208V leg is connected, or are they interchangeable?

Thanks,
Dave

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Re: 60A 3PH Delta Transformers [Re: Tiger] #162794 04/25/07 05:36 PM
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https://www.electrical-contractor.n...Forum/15/topic/000066/Number/0/site_id/1

The above link is for connecting 2 low voltage secondary buck/boost transformers to change an 3 phase open delta input, to a higher voltage 3 phase output.


Are you trying to convert a center tapped 120/240 with a 208 "wild leg" 3 phase open delta, to a 120/208 wye?

Larry C

Re: 60A 3PH Delta Transformers [Re: Tiger] #162799 04/25/07 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiger
My basic questions were answered by the instructions.


Ok, we're taking away your "American male" status.

Re: 60A 3PH Delta Transformers [Re: Tiger] #162814 04/25/07 08:28 PM
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A buck-boost transformer basically subtracts-adds the secondary voltage from-to the primary voltage. The low voltage is always connected to the H1 and H4 terminals and the high voltage to H1 and X4. The connection of the remaining terminals is dependent on your available-desired voltages.

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