electro-Physics: 17.3409 volts

From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
Date: Mon Dec 13 16:25:23 2004

> >> Old elevators. Lots of old elevators.
> Patrick> And, lots of not-so-old elevators.
> Some machine tools, too.
> I remember seeing a large planer -- 12 foot stroke, roughly -- that
> used a DC motor for the bed drive. The idea was that you would get
> the back & forth motion of the bed by throwing the motor from forward
> into reverse or vice versa at each stroke endpoint.

I think the original question concerned devices that were originally made
to hook up to the DC grid.

Many old DC elevators still in use were upgraded with motor-generator sets
years ago, but as designed, they were just "plugged-in to the DC outlet".

Yes, there is such a thing - it looks very odd. The old elevators,
however, did not have them. They were generally hard wired with a
disconnect, like most large AC machines these days.

William Donzelli
Received on Mon Dec 13 2004 - 16:25:23 GMT

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