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Title: Too many?
Post by: Mike Sokol on May 27, 2016, 06:51:16 pm
How many amps can I get outta this thing?

Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: Frank DeWitt on May 27, 2016, 07:00:08 pm
Enough to run this
(http://lbpinc.com/many%20bulbs.jpg)

Not to Code
Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: Keith Broughton on May 27, 2016, 07:34:26 pm
Enough to run this
(http://lbpinc.com/many%20bulbs.jpg)
You guys have too much time on your hands :)
Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: Jonathan Johnson on May 28, 2016, 01:42:53 am
How many amps can I get outta this thing?

9 amps.

If you rearranged it, you could get 13.

Oh, wait... You meant amperes, not amplifiers.
Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: Lyle Williams on May 28, 2016, 06:45:24 pm
How many amps can I get outta this thing?

But if you effectively do that (spreading stuff out across the stage so nobody can see that mess in one place) it's OK, right?

:-)
Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: Daniel Levi on May 29, 2016, 05:16:11 am
Enough to run this
(http://lbpinc.com/many%20bulbs.jpg)

Not to Code

bigclivedotcom has just done a similar thing with low wattage LED's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DMGAd_xJiQ
Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: Frank DeWitt on May 29, 2016, 08:29:14 am
bigclivedotcom has just done a similar thing with low wattage LED's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DMGAd_xJiQ

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.
Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: Steve M Smith on May 29, 2016, 08:47:27 am
As many as you can put in.


Steve.
Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: Frank DeWitt on May 29, 2016, 12:35:48 pm
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
(http://lbpinc.com/light%20plant%202015%20full.jpg)
Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: Lyle Williams on May 29, 2016, 03:39:27 pm
Very cool.
Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: Jerome Malsack on May 30, 2016, 12:09:44 pm
How many amps can I get outta this thing?

only 15 with the straight blades. 
Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: Daniel Levi 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.
Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: Frank DeWitt 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. 
Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: John L Nobile on May 30, 2016, 10:13:11 pm
Nice beginner project. A DIY power bar.
Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: Mike Caldwell 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
(http://lbpinc.com/light%20plant%202015%20full.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: Frank DeWitt 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.
Title: Re: Too many?
Post by: Jonathan Johnson on June 01, 2016, 01:04:08 am
I daresay it looks safer than SOME of the distros we've seen pictured here   :o