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300KVA Transformer photos #163767
05/16/07 04:24 PM
05/16/07 04:24 PM
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I have viewed your website a lot of times and watched in amazement at some of what is posted. I'd rather watch, however, a transformer started making some funnny noise when I was on site, and I de-energized it without permission. Attached are some of the photos, pay close attention to phase A.

Dennis W.
Minneapolis

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Re: 300KVA Transformer photos [Re: Admin] #163768
05/16/07 05:41 PM
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There could be a slight problem with that. wink


Peter
Re: 300KVA Transformer photos [Re: CTwireman] #163780
05/16/07 09:04 PM
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Ahh good catch there.

i am suprised that it did not trip the OCPD yet shocked

Merci, Marc


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Re: 300KVA Transformer photos [Re: frenchelectrican] #163790
05/17/07 07:49 AM
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Good call to shut it down.

Looks like a loose connection in that jumper, overheated and arced away the flat tab of the lug and terminal of the TX.

Cheers

Raymond


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Re: 300KVA Transformer photos [Re: RODALCO] #164109
05/25/07 01:48 AM
05/25/07 01:48 AM
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Dennis W:

A question: Can you describe the "funny noise"? I have a theatre with a similar Tx that makes a peculiar high-pitched buzz/whine..didn't notice any burning smells but it sure is loud!

Re: 300KVA Transformer photos [Re: mxslick] #164494
06/04/07 06:56 PM
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Good call. I'd say that transformer would be pretty noisy anyway, what with the hard-piped connections. I'd guess the funny noise would be something other than 60Hz plus harmonics, no?

Re: 300KVA Transformer photos [Re: yaktx] #164503
06/04/07 07:47 PM
06/04/07 07:47 PM
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For a 300KVA xfr, the secondary conductors seem a little on the wimpy side??

300KVA is usually 800 amp secondary MOCP @ 208 volt, 3 phase.

Oversized xfr?? Not that it matters now, but I'm curious.
John


John
Re: 300KVA Transformer photos [Re: HotLine1] #164553
06/06/07 03:36 AM
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Ah, I have seen this before - the "Melti-tap" transformer.

When I was younger and far stupider than I am today. I did a service call for mixed voltages at a supermarket, and went all over trying to find the place that had a neutral - all the way back to the transformer and pulled the cover off (LIVE - DUMB) to find a glimering molten pool of Aluminum. Do ya know that feeling like you're looking at a nest of angry hornets close up? "I'll just put this cover back on with 2 screws, and get away from this fast..."


Mark Heller
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