POWER TRANSFORMER BALLAST
Subject: POWER TRANSFORMER BALLAST
From: richard.quick-at-slug-dot-org (Richard Quick)
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 1995 21:17:00 GMT
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* Originally By: Dennis Garringer
* Originally To: Richard Quick
* Originally Re: Tesla, POWER TRANSFORMER
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On 03-21-95 Richard Quick wrote to All...
RQ> fuses/breakers etc.) to a minimum. For starters you can wire a
RQ> up a couple of electric heaters in series with the supply circuit.
RQ> I like salvaged oven elements too. As the weather warms up you will
RQ> look hard at inductive ballasting. Henry L. Transtrom's book:
RQ> ELECTRICITY AT HIGH PRESSURES AND FREQUENCIES is a virtual gold mine
RQ> of variable inductive ballasting techniques, and Chapter 10 is really
RQ> a must read for anyone considering inductive ballast on a shell wound
RQ> step up transformer (like a pole pig).
Overhead crane systems used this same sort of resitance as a soft start
for the travel motors. Metal box with two/three ceramic tubes with coils
wound on them. Rated for 480 3phase. Might be an added source for you.
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