We are receiving more enquiries for 3 phase to single phase conversion, rather than the more usual converse. We can easily produce Scott transformers that take unbalanced currents from the incoming phases. The trick is to produce one that only unbalances power factor, not current magnitude.
On Wednesday evening we saw the Chris Barber big band
at the Epsom Playhouse. It can be described as pianoless early Duke Ellington in style, playing a good variation of jazz and blues.
On Monday I added new products to the VDSL products page
On Tuesday I undertook final test on a 50 Hz to 60 Hz frequency converter, using a new approach to one of the major components. I achieved 1 kVA, even though the component specifications indicated that this would not be possible.
On Tuesday evening we saw the Keith Nichols
Hot Five at the Epsom Playhouse
. In addition to Keith's brilliant piano playing, Enrico Tomasso blew the finest cornet and trumpet we have heard and Brian White was wonderful on clarinet as always. Martin Wheatley's approach to banjo playing was very different from others and looked extremely difficult to emulate. He also played resonator guitar using plectrum, fingers and once just the thumb. One piece sounded very like Eddie Lang.
We finally received our latest order from Strauss Direct, supposedly despatched on 10 February. This time the problem was a poorly addressed label on the package. This makes it three orders we have placed, all excellent goods but every time a different distribution problem. We just cannot place any more orders until we have details of how the system has been changed to improve it. The time spent chasing for the right goods to arrive turns a good price into a very expensive one.