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reltec lorain



Jan 1, 1970
i recently came acrossed a lorain by reltec model number d84s841.dc-dc
power supply. does anyone know anything about what use is and
practitcal uses.i thought it for areonautical use.but i think i'am
wrong anyway it was free.and i was hoping to incorperate into my
shortwave giving me a better chance, at recieving more if
you have sugestion or input please let me know. also such a great group
for novice electronics buffs like myself have learn so much from this
group thanks to all.


robert cox

Mar 7, 2010
Mar 7, 2010
matt, you probably have solved your situation with the reltec product already. i was
doing an intense search for anything concerning THE LORAIN PRODUCTS CORP.
which became reltec in 1973, when i ran across your question. if you are a
fantastic electrical engineer, you shouldnt have a problem finding an adaptive method
for using it. but all lorain and reltec products were built for the telephone industry,
espcially western electric, or the canadian bell companys, the pentagon, the white
house, and other specialized designs. of course, the rectifiers are very likely
universal, but hardly for home use. they were made in lorain ohio. my father was one
of the original inventors along with the founder c.p.stocker, inventer of a post ww2
ringing generator which revolutionized the way phone systems connected.
this was a very special "family run" company in lorain, a small town, where they
grew from zero dollars a year in 1949 to 73 million a year in 1972, when they were
sold to reliance electric of cleveland. mr. stocker and my father died coincidentally
in 1972, and the stocker family, as sole major stockholders, sold to the highest
bidder immediately, and left town. it would make a great movie. the company was
re-sold and torn apart many times since then, sadly so, it is now known as
EMERSON NETWORK POWER (of north america) ENERGY SYSTEMS. and they
are located at the original lorain corp.campus= 1122 F. street, lorain,ohio 44052.
the lorain corp is also known (was) as an innovator of QUALITY CONTROL, in the
telephone industry, and my father wrote the books on it in the early '50's and taught
it industry wide. hope you werent too bored. good luck.