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Old 06-08-2013, 07:19 AM   #266
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Stebel problem solved: dumb-ass can't count!

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Originally Posted by RocketMoto View Post
Why yours is tripping the 2x 15A circuits, I cannot say - it shouldn't - but you know that, already. I'd suggest calling Blake at Rowe Electronics.
I figured out my problem and can now wake the neighbors easily with my Stebel running through the PDM60. I had mis-wired the main connector (mine is the earlier version). I had the red wire (Circuit #4 - 15 amps) stuck in the hole for Circuit #3, which is only 5 amps!! So - I was just repeating my previous failure of trying to get 20 amps by combining a 5 and a 15: Andre-Marie Ampere will simply not allow this to work. I now have Circuits #1 and #4 properly tied together allowing two 15-amp circuits to feed a 17-20 amp load. All is good.

It also confirms Rowe's decision to eliminate the connector altogether: customer failure mode avoidance!!!

The PDM60 is the way to go - assuming you can follow directions!
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