Name that gear game..

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  1. Vegas_sparky

    Vegas_sparky Eat kitty

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    The other trades have started a thread like this, so why not us too. If you identify the equipment posted, you post the pic for the next round. The OP of the pic determines if the answer given is specific enough for a win.

    I always run across fun stuff. This was today's project. What is it?

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  2. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    I guess it is some sort of gizmo that converts a three phase (360 Volt) system to a two phase (240 volt) system....

    Come on.... Give me some sugar. I'm right - right? LOL
  3. Reach4

    Reach4 Active Member

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    I am going to guess elevator or escalator controller.
  4. Vegas_sparky

    Vegas_sparky Eat kitty

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    Keep guessing. This was installed at the Sands back in the day, it had blown up, been rebuilt, and now the Venetian uses it only if necessary. I don't expect you to guess the equipment on the end of it.
  5. Vegas_sparky

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    Here's your sugar, John. XOXO. LOL
  6. Homeownerinburb

    Homeownerinburb New Member

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    Answer: Nothing I am ever going to work on.
  7. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Emergency power transfer switch?
  8. Vegas_sparky

    Vegas_sparky Eat kitty

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    Not a transfer switch. Its only got one set of line inputs(the quad parallels/right side cabinet, coming in from top right).
  9. bluebinky

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    Thermostat for a hotel water heater/swimming pool?
  10. Vegas_sparky

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    If that were a pool heater stat, it'd be for a pool I'd never swim in. A stat it is not, BB.

    I haven't given any clues yet, so why start now?
  11. eurob

    eurob master tile and stone installer

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    Is it a main power system , with a back up on the left panel ?
  12. Vegas_sparky

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    Sorry, Roberto. You non electricians are pretty intuitive. I'm impressed.

    There's only one piece of equipment fed by this gear.
  13. eurob

    eurob master tile and stone installer

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    Does these panels serve to protect -- in between -- equipment and the main line power source?
  14. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    OK - Enough all ready.

    One point for Vegas.

    What the hell is it. Where are the pretty girls you promised us.

    I'm not going to play unless you keep up your end of the deal Vegas .....
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2014
  15. nukeman

    nukeman Nuclear Engineer

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    I'll throw out a couple of guesses (but these may not fit based on the info provided):

    1. DC drive
    2. SCR
    3. VFD
  16. bluebinky

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    I first though controller for a plating process. Doesn't fit, though, especially being three switched legs.

    Probably in a basement being on a curb.

    The yellow tape says maybe high-leg delta, but not necessarily.

    What's real confusing are the two smaller what look like relays on the upper left (one appears to be unused).

    Also, there appears to be plumbing behind or even above the racks, which looks out of place.

    I think I can hear somebody laughing at us...
  17. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    Lack of game show girls we where promised and the suspense building means Vegas is using...
  18. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    quote; converts a three phase (360 Volt) system to a two phase (240 volt) system.

    Three phase 360 volts? TWO phase? That is like the electrician who asked me what is this new 270 volts stuff?
  19. bluebinky

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    Actually, my wife is so hot, I don't think game show girls any more.

    hj, care to hazard a guess?
  20. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    Good thing I build showers..... LOL

    Looks old. Looks dangerous. Would not touch it at all.

    What's your guess?
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