Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers Volume 48

Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers Volume 48

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...out, with the difference that we were not as generous as the author in respect to current for "other uses." We did not suggest that all the "other uses" current should be given at id. a unit whether it came on the load or whether it did not. We were under the impression that if a load came on the peak it should bear its fair proportion of the standing charges, not as much as the lighting load Mr. Dykes, because it had a better diversity factor, but it should bear a proper proportion. As ha? been pointed out two or three times to-night, and as Mr. Snell pointed out some years ago in his paper, we have only to get a sufficient number of id. units to swamp the lighting load, and then additional plant and additional mains have to be put down to meet these id. units. The author deals with that difficulty. I am interested in looking at the table on page 411 in seeing how it works out. It will be noticed that the lighting watts installed are 589, and the "other uses" watts are 1,090. It is probable that the load factor of the " other watts" is better than that of the lighting watts, and therefore that the units used for other purposes are greater than those used for lighting. Therefore if the average price is 4'58d., and the greater part of those units are id. units--it is obvious that a rather high price is being paid for the lighting units--I should say something like is.--and that is where the author's system scores. If we can sell a nice number of units at is. we can afford to sell some at id.--it is good business. I think this system of relying, as Mr. Seabrook does, on inspection and the good faith of the consumer, is not one which is likely to become very general. Inspection must be costly. more

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