Subject: Re: Welders
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 1996 13:30:29 -0400
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In a message dated 96-04-22 11:43:42 EDT, you write:
>How do you use a welder in Tesla coil applications.
>Do you use it for a ballast? Or as a power supply?
Arc welders are used as ballast to limit the current through the primary of a
pole pig (power distribution transformer) when used as the primary power
supply for a Tesla coil. The spark gaps act like a dead short across the
transformer and will cause the primary of the pole pig to draw unlimited amps
without some way to limit the current.