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Old 08-31-2016, 09:01 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any idea what this is. It's in a Asco transfer switch /panelboard in a cell site. The 2 hot bus bars are so close to the dead front it's crazy but I can't figure out what they do going down to the nuetral
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:40 PM   #2
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I've seen no less than 1,000 innards of transfers witches, maybe 1/3 of them on cell sites and I ain't got no idea wtf that is.
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Just a Shot in the dark looks like it is common to both lines and the neutral maybe a lightning arrester or surge protector . Something else could it be something to keep the cell signal off the power line or keep the line 60 cycle off the cell signal.

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Lightning or surge as mentioned above. (Im guessing) MOVs maybe?
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Maybe discharge tubes...
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Wait, doesn't the 2014 require surge suppression on all legally required standby systems.
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You know how paranoid the government is about electrical safety,
So it does not surprise me at all !
Plus being a prison means it is probably more likely to be attacked
So this is just another safety system.
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You know how paranoid the government is about electrical safety,
So it does not surprise me at all !
Plus being a prison means it is probably more likely to be attacked
So this is just another safety system.
Not a prison, it's a cell site.
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I was waiting for someone to catch that, or just make a dumb joke.
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What do the small white stickers say on the round silver cylinders? Looks like Square D guts; they might be able to help.
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Yea i have no idea i wasnt fond of the gut cover being a inch away from 240 volt lol. Should be covered or insulated on those tips in my opinion.
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Yea i have no idea i wasnt fond of the gut cover being a inch away from 240 volt lol. Should be covered or insulated on those tips in my opinion.

I've been on HI forums where inspectors have shorted or seen the remnants of it on dozens of Square D meter mains. Youd think they would have learned since 1970.
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1" air space is good for up to 2,200V, the basic minimum for 600V systems (2x the RMS + 1000V). 240V is not even close.
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