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Month: March 2014

RE: [trinity-devel] Indefinite QuickBuild outage

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:45:17 -0500
> Tim,
> I work in industrial automation field and I know how a little bit of
> equipment can save electronics againts power surge and storms.
> Can you please tell me what is the power supply of this equipment? By
> that, I mean the voltage and the current or wattage.
> A storm can break the control part of the electronic, but not the motors,
> which is what is important in a chiller.
> There is probably a simple thing to do to put it back in working state, if
> you can provide a picture or two (or 3) of the control part of the
> equipment.
> -Alexandre

Hi Alexandre,

Thank you for the offer!  I am an electrical engineer by training, and as
far as I can tell the electronics did indeed burn out.  However, I am
pretty sure the compressor rotor locked first and this is what caused the

As mentioned in the Email I just sent, we reached the target for
replacement anyway so this is a moot point. :-)  The new unit is far more
energy efficient than the old one, which will help to keep TDE running far
into the future even with syrocketing energy bills.