AW: Who's rewired their house for this hobby?

aswood at aswood at
Fri Nov 21 14:45:25 CST 2014

I do have a Convex C3880 requiring three phase 380V/240A, that's approx. 88KW. Requiring 120mm2 cabling. Not quite  common for standard home cabling or standard home power input.

Fortunately I do have a storage capable of supplying 680KW.

To your question - What about to use a diesel power generator?


Betreff: Who's rewired their house for this hobby?
Datum: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:46:40 +0100
Von: Todd Killingsworth <killingsworth.todd at>
An: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at>

Hi All -

I'm looking into getting a bigger Sun box (bigger than my E3000) and after
reading the specs...  If I'm really going to do this, I'll need to get some
220v outlets wired up. (I'm in the US.) Any advice to pass along for this?
I'd much rather listen to other people's surprises than have to rediscover
them on my own.

How much of what you collect requires 220v?  How many big boxes do you keep
running - 24/7 or just turn it on/off as you want to use it?

I guess somewhere in the back of my mind,  I realized that old machines
took lots of power.  But do the collectors here wire up their homes and
keep machines there?  Or do you have another place (old warehouse or
somesuch) that already supports multiple 220v hookups?  Or do you colo it

Not yet sure how expensive it would be, but my wife thinks I'm completely

Todd Killingsworth

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