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Re: (ET) RE: 600 ?
- Subject: Re: (ET) RE: 600 ?
- From: "Randy Kanary" <rkanary kanarysweb com>
- Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 12:52:05 -0400
- References: <199910121420 KAA16767 mailfw2 ford com>
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
Yes, that was yours truly! Yes, the traction motor can draw that much, if
some safeguards are circumvented, and yes sustained loading at that level
will evaporate the fuse link! I spoke to Mr. Gunn when I made my last parts
order about "ratings versus real world experience".If the power pack is
capable of sustaining the load, and armature rotation is still
occurring,rated current draw, and therefore, horsepower and torque ratings
can be exceeded. Don't try this at home! Unless of course, you don' t mind
fixing it later!EV you later!
RJ Kanary@ Bandi Bros. Inc. ATRA ® Member Shop
Member TRNi 1&2 Since 1998
ASE® Certified Master Auto Technician Since 1992
Member Tech Line Associates Since 1987
rj kanarysweb com
----- Original Message -----
From: Larry Elie <lelie ford com>
To: <elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu>; 'Lee Richardson' <lrichard jbc edu>
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 10:26 AM
Subject: RE: (ET) RE: 600 ?
That wasn't what I meant. I left out the units, my error, but I wasn't
the mechanical load but the current. Someone posted (as I recall)
600 AMPS! I don't think the wires will handle that (that's the limit of
clip-on meters as well) so I doubt it. I suspect 300 amps as a maximum.
From: Lee Richardson[SMTP:lrichard jbc edu]
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 8:39 AM
To: elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
Subject: (ET) RE: 600 ?
>On the side, someone posted that he had measured several hundred (600?...
>recall and that sounds too high) on a hill. The fusible links will drop
quickly at those
>sorts of current.
If that was me - - I said that I had pulled 500 or 600 pounds (a barrel of
water or 1/3 rick of green oak firewood) up a pretty steep hill (12
degrees). This is in 2nd gear (with my E-15). I seldom let the needle get
into the yellow, let alone the red, so I've never had any trouble with
over-heating. I have no idea what the amps are.
I appreciate the note about the tractor pull. I've often wondered what the
Electrac would do in one of those.