Call and Raise on Dumbth around power

by Bruce Bergman

Short version: Never try to check if the Main Busbars you are extending are level - with an aluminum level... When energized and connected to a working 4-unit AE Strowger step office (Sylmar CA) right over 6 strings of 2400 AH tank cells, all the rectifiers are on (5 or 6 Lorain Ferro-resonant 600A), and it's 10 AM on a weekday and traffic is busy.

Dropped every call in the place and knocked a bunch of the toll ticketing offline... We spent all day charging and replacing fuses on all the talk battery filters, and chasing down other blown stuff that didn't like the input power dropping out then surging back. Lots of badly humming calls went through that day...

God must love fools, Lew got out of that with only a nasty sunburn. I was on the other side of the building and seeing stars for an hour.

Yours is a little one, looks like a cell site.


Posted on Dec 5, 2011, 9:43 AM

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