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Jerome Malsack

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Re: Too many?
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2016, 12:09:44 pm »

How many amps can I get outta this thing?

only 15 with the straight blades. 
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Daniel Levi

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Re: Too many?
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2016, 03:31:53 pm »

This is a part of a much larger desplay of antique not to code fixtures, sockets, switches and outlets.  I use 11 watt sign lights to keep the current and total power down.  It is all on a trailer and I take it to old engine shows along with a old start and stop on demand Kohler generator. Also not to code.

Yeah, have seen the picture on the site before, just thought I would show what someone else had done but with modern lamps, just don't use high wattage incandescents (i.e. 60/100w or even 40w would be way too much for most fittings), I don't thing the lighting circuit or human eyes could handle itr.
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Frank DeWitt

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Re: Too many?
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2016, 07:39:35 pm »

Yeah, have seen the picture on the site before, just thought I would show what someone else had done but with modern lamps, just don't use high wattage incandescents (i.e. 60/100w or even 40w would be way too much for most fittings), I don't thing the lighting circuit or human eyes could handle itr.

Often someone will show a lot of interest in the display, and explain that they are a electrician I always tell them that as a trained professional, for there own mental health,  they should not look directly at the display. 
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John L Nobile

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Re: Too many?
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2016, 10:13:11 pm »

Nice beginner project. A DIY power bar.
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Mike Caldwell

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Re: Too many?
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2016, 12:29:51 am »

Here is the whole display All through a GFI all 11 watt bulbs.  Turn on the display and the generator starts.  1928 technology.  Not to code


I have an old Delco home generator system from the same era that has auto start so you don't run down the storage batteries. The Delco's were a 32 volt DC systems and were available in different sizes. I have a couple 32 volt motors, a toaster, cloths iron and some light bulbs to go with it.

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Re: Too many?
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2016, 09:35:44 am »

I have an old Delco home generator system from the same era that has auto start so you don't run down the storage batteries. The Delco's were a 32 volt DC systems and were available in different sizes. I have a couple 32 volt motors, a toaster, cloths iron and some light bulbs to go with it.

Wow, that must attract some attention.  I have seen a number of Delcos at shows, but just one 32 volt motor. Never a toaster or Iron.  Maybe some day we can set up next to each other.  I do have some film strips made for Delco dealers on how to sell them.
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Jonathan Johnson

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Re: Too many?
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2016, 01:04:08 am »

I daresay it looks safer than SOME of the distros we've seen pictured here   :o
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