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pole pig beginner
Original poster: ben eells <squeels2171@xxxxxxxxx>
Hi guys, I called this guy Gary told us about in the "pole chicken"
thread about some transformers and it seems he doesn't really know
what he has. This makes for a bad buying situation because I don't
really know what I need. I've built 2 coils prior to this one and
they we're both NST powered. I wanted to make the jump to pole pigs
but the more I look for answers the more questions I come up with.
1. I told him I wanted a 10KVA pole mount distribution transformer
and he insist that they run on 480V. I really don't know. Do they?
2. From what I'm told I have 240V coming into my house at 200A. The
pole pig that powers my house has a 15 stamped on it that I can only
assume refers to 15KVA. If that is the case I should be able to buy a
15 KVA pig and have just enough power to run it if nothing in the
house is running. Is this right?
3. I'm 99% sure that I wouldn't be able to run anything over 15 KVA
meaning it would serve no purpose to buy one bigger than that or more
than one 15KVA. However you guys have suprised me before so if anyone
knows something I don't on this issue please tell me.
If you guys could please clarify some of my assumptions and tell me
exactly what I need so I can buy from this guy with confidence I
would realy appreciate it.