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Old 02-24-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
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Doe's anyone know how to plan a 3 kva, line side fuse size?
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:27 PM   #2
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yes you figure out the amps, determine if it is a continous or non continous load and then determine from that what size fuse you need.

Your question is way to vague for anyone to give you the proper answer.

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3 KVA dry type transformer (Calculating Overcurrent Protection on the Primary Side)?
I will run #12 THHN wire as we usualy do but the current on the load is some constant at about 1.5 amps for a low voltage power supply and the rest of the panel is floating at about 15 amps max using 480 single phase on the line side of the 3KVA.
Just wondering if I can calculate exactly what the transformer is going to draw?
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:41 AM   #4
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Ohms law is all you need to figure this out. Do you have an "ohms law" circle.

Here is what it looks like.
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:49 PM   #5
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3 KVA dry type transformer (Calculating Overcurrent Protection on the Primary Side)?
I will run #12 THHN wire as we usualy do but the current on the load is some constant at about 1.5 amps for a low voltage power supply and the rest of the panel is floating at about 15 amps max using 480 single phase on the line side of the 3KVA.
Just wondering if I can calculate exactly what the transformer is going to draw?
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480v single phase line side.
transformer connection type? single phase -> single phase?
What is the ratio of windings? (Will help to know the load voltage)
Once we know this then ohm's law will figue out the rest.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:46 PM   #6
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you go and grab your little transformer slide rule thingy and look at what it says to use.

To be able to even look it up on a chart, you need the voltage and single or three phase.
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you go and grab your little transformer slide rule thingy and look at what it says to use.

To be able to even look it up on a chart, you need the voltage and single or three phase.
Oh, man. It has been a LONG time since I seen one of those slide rule thingys. 20 yrs since I had one of those.

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