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[aprssig] 3' snow emergency (generators)

Rudy Benner benner at vianet.ca
Mon Feb 8 20:07:25 UTC 2010

Not a bad idea, but they go further than that now. Its called a transfer 
switch which is made so that you cannot back feed hydro.

I have a very healthy fear of electricity, I have seen what can happen. 
People I knew were killed by it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Miller" <scott at opentrac.org>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 2:56 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] 3' snow emergency (generators)

> The house I used to live in had a big block marked 'service disconnect'
> or something like that - had a handle and could be pulled out
> completely.  I think you were supposed to flip it over when it was
> disconnected, and I'm pretty sure it could be locked/tagged out.
> Haven't noticed that any other place I've lived, though.  Maybe they're
> not standard equipment.
> Scott
> N1VG
> Keith VE7GDH wrote:
>> Bob WB4APR wrote...
>>> My salvage Prius... I can use it for energy production, heat, energy
>>> storage, and since I use it every day for transportation, I know it
>>> will always work when I need it.
>> Toyota is recalling over 7 million cars that go when you don't want
>> them to go, and 270,000 of the Prius variety that don't stop when you
>> want them to stop. Come to think of it, it might be safer plugged into
>> your house with a male-to-male cord than on the road - hi! - as long
>> as no-one accidentally flips the main breaker back on while you are
>> back-feeding power into the house. While their gas pedal and braking
>> problems will be fixed, back-feeding power into the house will never
>> be safe. The 120V that you are feeding from the car could be thousands
>> of volts the other side of a transformer.
>> Now if there was only a way to feed an Internet connection from my
>> car to the house (where it has been down since 630 am) I would be
>> laughing!
>> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
>> -- 
>> "Sent from home with my backup Internet connection!"
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