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RE: Isolation transformer in use info

Sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope she is doing better.

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3 through bolts, two on top, one center bottom hold the 3rds together.

Make sure the 3 through bolts are tight. It is possible the steel laminations of the EI transformer may not securely be tight against one another. Like I said in an earlier post it is unusual for an EI transformer to physically vibrate from DC on the AC mains.

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The blow dryer could be in a 15 or 20 amp circuit as the most likely breakers are adjacent and it could logically be on one of three and the only real way to find out is to intentionally trip it to find the specific one rather than flipping breakers and having to reset or reprogram various kitchen devices, which I am unwilling to do.

Danger! Never intentionally attempt to trip a circuit breaker. IT may not trip open.
Believe it or not when UL tests a circuit breaker they only test the breaker twice to see if it trips open. Scary ain't it?

You can buy circuit checkers fairly cheap that will locate the breaker that feeds the branch circuit wiring. Below is a link for an example.


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