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Re: (ET) DC-AC rotary converter heats the wires
I've had problems with the PTO socket on a couple of my ETs, esp when
running a snowblower. I think the connections get a little loose with
time and maybe a little corrosion sets in. I found cleaning the wires
and tightening the connections down real tight fixes things. The blades
on the connector may need some clean up too. I find that 'old'
connections are the source of many problems I have seen with these machines.
Christopher Zach wrote:
As discussed, the Elec-trak rotary converter is a nice thing. Maybe too
much of a nice thing because while it can put out a lot of power on the
AC side it's got a problem:
It's burning up my socket.
I smelled a bit of burning wire while using it and checked the E20. Sure
enough the two screws that hold the wire to the 20 amp Molex plug were
*HOT*. Which kind of makes sense as the wires are old and the
socket/plug is rated for 20 amps. According to my E-meters I was pulling
around 30 amps at full load which makes sense if you think 36*30=1080
watts and 900 AC out the inverter (.9 efficiency).
Still, that's a problem. Does this happen with other Elec-trak users?
Compared to this inverter, the drill and little tools are nothing.
Should I replace the socket with a new Molex? Clean and tighten? Or
should I just go to using 40 amp AMP connectors like I do for other good
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