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Re: Pole Piglets (what are they good for?)
Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>
If you're interested in running a street light out in the middle of
If you're interested in running a train signal
If you're interested in running some sort of remote control switch (like a
recloser or sectionalizer).
If you're interested in running some sort of remote data collection terminal
or radio relay station.
Anything where you want to minimize the losses incurred by using a bigger
transformer than you need.
If you were installing electricity to a farm in the early REA days, where
all you wanted to do was run some lights, maybe a 1 kVA or 3 kVA transformer
might have been enough. My great uncle's farm in North Dakota didn't have a
huge amount of power draw.. (when they converted from a wind generator to
power lines, I'll bet there wasn't a huge demand.. Certainly no electric
dryer or microwave)
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Monday, May 27, 2002 12:18 PM
Subject: Pole Piglets (what are they good for?)
> Original poster: "Gregory Hunter by way of Terry Fritz
> Dear List,
> I was browsing the inventory list on the T&R Electric
> and found listings for 3KVA and even 1KVA polemount
> transformers. Their application for coiling purposes
> is obvious enough--IF you can convince T&R to sell you
> one and IF you can afford one. But of what earthly use
> are they in an industrial/commercial application? Who
> is buying these baby pole transformers, and what are
> they good for?