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[aprssig] 3' snow emergency (generators)

Tad Burnett tadburnett at vermontel.net
Tue Feb 9 02:50:26 UTC 2010


I believe Bob mentioned he is using a 1000 watt inverter...
This won't run much heat for sure... If it will survive the start up load
of a refrigerator it for sure won't run anything else at the same time...
I think it might be easier to just bring an extension cord to the appliance
coming from the inverter and stay away from the in house wiring....

I did exactly what Bob has done almost 50 years ago (double male cord)
and my neighbor and from high school friend who worked for hydro
told me what he thought about it... They really hate people that feed power
into a ;line that is supposed to be down....

Tad N1QAG


Daron Wilson wrote:

>>What has thermostats got to do with it? Thermostats for house heating
>>are
>>not connected across 110 vac but use low voltage instead.
>>    
>>
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>That is completely incorrect.  Electric heat can be baseboard radiant
>heaters or electric in the wall heaters, both of which are very typically
>controlled by 'line voltage' thermostats that drop the entire heater load
>onto the line.
>
>No one should be recommending illegal and dangerous procedures for the
>masses.  Do what you need to do to survive, those of us with electrical
>licenses often connect to and use electricity in ways that the untrained
>user should not.  I have a nice receptacle with flexible leads and large
>alligator clips so I can power things off of almost any electrical source on
>the job as needed.  However, I would never recommend the equipment to
>anyone!
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>Now, please, can we get back to APRS?  This is utterly ridiculous.
>
>73 Daron N7HQR
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