[AMRadio] Re: BC610 110v using one leg of 220

A.R.S. - W5AMI ars.w5ami at gmail.com
Sat Nov 4 17:02:17 EST 2006

Well, I knew my brain had not gone completely dead.  Turns out this is
a phasing issue using two different circuits.  One is a regular 110
volt going to my exciter.  The other is one side of 220 for the 610.
I figure that I used the wrong side of the 220 to be in phase with the
110 used on my exciter.  The 610 fired up just fine until I hooked up
the coax for the exciter, then a dead short.  I hate to sound ignorant
about such things, but I need to take a rest from it and start over
when my mind is clear.  Got a lot going on trying to get my big iron
on the air again after 6 years...

73 - Brian

On 11/4/06, A.R.S. -  W5AMI <ars.w5ami at gmail.com> wrote:
> Trying to get a BC610 going and need to hook to one leg of existing
> 220 outlet, and now I'm just confused to say the least.  The 610E does
> not have any polarity indicators on the 110vac AC chassis plug.  I'm
> using a 3 wire 220 outlet with ground, hot and neutral.  In order to
> get 110, I have to use ground for one side.  Which of the other sides
> do I use in order to also hook up a heavy Earth ground to the 610
> without causing a short?!  I'm assuming the hot (black) wire...
> tnx - Brian
> --
> "There is nothing more uncommon than common sense." -- Frank Lloyd Wright

"There is nothing more uncommon than common sense." -- Frank Lloyd Wright

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