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Old 07-05-2007, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Buck Boosters

I have a 2003 Sundome and a 2003 Star Power. They do not have buck boosters and I need to get them for these units. My building is a single phase with 208 Volts. What buck boosters would I need for these units?

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Re: Buck Boosters

BuckBoost Transformers increase your primary voltage of 208v (more like 212v) to anywhere from 224v to as much as 238v on the bigger beds. the larger beds run more efficiently at the higher voltages as I understand it.

A buck booster regulates the flow of the voltage to your tanning bed. When properly installed and wired, a buck booster will either "buck" (decrease) or "boost" (increase) the voltage.
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Re: Buck Boosters

Get a +24, 1.5 kva buck boost for each. Might as well call ETS. Their prices are as good as anyone's.

BTW, if you have incoming voltage of ~208 volts, you have 3 phase, not single phase.
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You need to double-check the data plates on the beds and see what they say for operating voltage. As for buck-boosters - 12/24 and .5 KvA probably, maybe 1.0. Brian Oshman or Sarge will know more about the KvA rating needed for those. ~Tanfixr and I posted at the same time - calling ETS is the best advice~
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Re: Buck Boosters

ETS gets uptight if their equipment is operated too much above 220 volts. However, around 230 volts is about right. 1.0 Kva is sufficient, but it wouldn't hurt to go with 1.5's for those. That's what they'd recommend.
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Re: Buck Boosters

I don't remember now, but it seems like it was .5 per leg, so on the single phase transformer for a single phase bed, it should probably be the 1.0 - but I think it also has something to do with the amperage when there is a load on the line? Tanfixr is right about the voltage thing too.
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Re: Buck Boosters

1.5 KVA as Tanfxr said. I don't know about calling ets though, they are normally real high on their prices. I'm out of them, but go on Ebay, I've seen them there. Make sure your electrician uses the schematic that comes with the pamphlet and not the schematic printed on the side of the boosters as they are wrong for tanning bed applications. Well with the Square D's they are. I'd check around after you get a price from ets. Good Luck
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Re: Buck Boosters

Did you check the voltage comming and it was 208 or did someone tell you it was around 208. If it is at 220 to 230 range you don`t need one.........Mine has 243 and we had to back it off to 227.
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Re: Buck Boosters

I have some spare 12/24 buck boosters. I believe I have .5, 1, 1.5 and 2 KVA buck boosters lying around my electrical room. Price $75, $100, $120 and $140 respectively plus shipping. Email me at drcrowley@yahoo.com. I'm in north jersey, so you could pick-up to save on shipping if you prefer.
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Re: Buck Boosters

Thanks for all the info. My electrican told me it was a single phase with around 208 volts. He said the building was 3 phase but my section is a single phase if that makes any sense to you. I don't like calling ETS unless I really have too. They are not the greatest when it comes to customer service. One of my best friends works for GE and he said he can get them for me really cheap I just need to know which one to get.

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