[AMRadio] Breaker Info

Brett gazdzinski brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com
Mon Dec 4 13:46:29 EST 2006

Some breakers have a volt out when tripped, to
trigger an alarm light.
It wont put out any voltage when on, maybe not when off,
but does if its actually tripped by an overload...


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Jack Schmidling
> Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 11:24 AM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Subject: [AMRadio] Breaker Info
> I need some help understanding the main power switch on my 
> powersupply.
> I posted a pic to http://schmidling.com/breaker.jpg
> In the on position, the top and the bottom terminals are connected. 
> This makes sense as this is one side of the AC line.
> I can not figure out what the center terminal is supposed to do.
> The only clue is the one of those black wires goes to a small 
> transformer for the pilot light.  The other lead goes to the bottom 
> terminal.  So center and bottom must be 110V but seems like 
> it is on all 
> the time.
> The device is a 15A Heinamann breaker but I can not read the 
> part number.
> Any help?
> js
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