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[aprssig] 3' snow emergency (generators)

Dave Sparks dsparks at pobox.com
Mon Feb 8 20:13:43 UTC 2010


I wonder what precautions they take when back-feeding, such as with 
photovoltaic solar systems, is done intentionally.

Dave - AF6AS

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From: "Rudy Benner" <benner at vianet.ca>
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 12:07 PM
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] 3' snow emergency (generators)

> 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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