[Homeroast] Electrical question on coffee brewers

Dennis Guyer adg22 at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 6 13:20:25 CDT 2010

Thanks to all who responded to my brew temperature question.  The set up we 
have for making coffee prohibits me from changing the location of the coffee 
pot.  Bummer.  However, the power substation near my house (about one mile) 
is being re-built and we are now being supplied by a temporary substation 
about three miles from our location.  Would this have any effect and will it 
get better when the new substation is on-line?

The question of what coffee brewer am I using is the Krups "Power Brew" 12 
cup model.  I think it is only available from William Sonoma stores.  My 
best coffee is using the Aeropress.  But when more volume is needed I need 
to resort to the Krups.



> "Your problem is the 116v...."
> Exactly.
> And the softness or drop in the voltage from the 120v - 125v ac of the
> transformer secondary to 116v is mostly due to the resistance in the
> overhead steel Neutral line between the power pole and your house. Too 
> much
> ohmage.
> The steel cable is pretty strong and supports the two weighty soft copper
> wires over the span from the pole to the roof jack on the house.
> Electrically, the steel cable is more like a rubber band.
> If the angle is ), Cos ) =1. Arc Cos 1 = ) - the classic Underwood
> Syndrome.
> Cheers, Mabuhay, Prost, bitte reichen Sie die Kaffeekanne -RayO, aka Opa!
> Got Grinder?
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