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Old 06-02-13, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default Ruston & Hornsby 1YB Generating Set

Been watching this on Ebay : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3210631989...84.m1423.l2649

Quite surprised it's had no bids.

It's got a really nice looking slate switchboard.

Still 10 hrs to run though, so might pick up interest nearer the end.

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It does look nice, might have a pop at that, but it's a very long way.
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... it's a very long way.
Close to me though !!

It's already on a pallet all ready to go, though !!
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I have been watching it and might go for a bid. I can get our carriers to collect as long as he straps it down.

It looks to me as though that could be a swinging body generator, and possibly a 220V DC machine rather than AC, the compact flourescents will run on DC, before anyone points that out.

I think it may be either ex-ship or ex-college.

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Ah .. I wondered about the compact fluorescents - thought they'd need AC.

The seller did say it was a DC set in an answer to a question.

Perhaps the fact that's it's DC will put folk off.
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The swinging frame dynamo gives it away, you couldn't use that on AC for load/instruction purposes. Pretty lethal stuff as well, not the sort of thing you want to get hold of, high voltage DC is a killer.

Rita thinks she might like it

Have to sell the Ruston 8PB in that case, anyone want one?

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Ah .. I wondered about the compact fluorescents - thought they'd need AC.
They rectify AC to DC so it can be switched at high frequency in the electronic ballast, so DC straight in isn't a problem.

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Pretty lethal stuff as well, not the sort of thing you want to get hold of, high voltage DC is a killer.
I'll have to be careful when I get my 5kW DC genny working !!

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I'll have to be careful when I get my 5kW DC genny working !!

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You certainly will, 100V DC and above is a killer, 220V and above is a dead cert, no pun intended!

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I treat my 110Vdc dynamo with considerable respect, particularly as there are exposed conductors on the control panel.

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