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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry clayton View Post
    Back in the days of those "Slinky" type wrist watch bands------early 60s----one of the guys I was working with at United Airlines shorted out the hot battery cable with it and burnt his arm very bad-----it was pretty gross
    I forgot about this until just now. Sometime in 71 we were establishing power on a DC-10 and some jerk with a large wrench hanging out of his back pocket with the box end up jumped into the center accessory compartment. He landed on the bottom power relay across two phases which shorted out the relay, burnt the end off his wrench and destroyed a 3 phase 4 ought cable set from the #1 engine. We had to pull the bad one and replace it with one from another plane that was in wing joining and order a new one for that plane. He cost us two days of extra work and I think they fired the jerk.
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    3 phase and 400 cycles---------
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry clayton View Post
    3 phase and 400 cycles---------


    You bet and nasty. I got bit a couple of times, burnt a hole in my finger once.
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    I never had any issues on the planes but when I was ground equipment mech, we had to maintain the ground power units( before APU days) and they were 75kva 400 cycle---------those power cords to the airplane had 6 wires of wich 2 were small to establish control for the contact

    Biggest problems with the generators were that even when -20-30 degrees gate mechs would start them up put them in 3rd gear and floorthe throttle-------now with about a thousand pound armture shat assy----there was lots of clutch slipping and they would wipe out the clutch every couple months----
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    Funny you bring this up. I got nailed by one of our old Hobart GPU's 2 weeks ago. It had a coolant leak I was repairing. When the A/C tech fired it up I was up on the unit checking for leaks. I found a loose connection after it lit my ass up. Ours are 90kva and 400hz. They only run the APU's when needed. It consists of about 5 minutes before the GPU is pulled off the gate. They have been reducing APU run time for a while trying to save on the cost and maintenance on them.


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