Re: Welders

Short the secondary by hooking the electrode holder and ground
clamp together, and use the primary (220v side) in series with
between your variac and pole transformer.  There is discussion
about also using resistance (ie electric oven elements) in either
parallel with the welder or in series with it to "smooth" the power
flow.  I asked this same question several months ago and got a 
comprehensive response from Richard Quick.  Unfortunatly, I
cannot find it in my archives.  Perhaps someone else still has
a copy and will re post it.   This system does work very well
from what I have found in my testing.


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> Date:          Mon, 22 Apr 1996 09:00:07 +0700
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> How do you use a welder in Tesla coil applications.
> Do you use it for a ballast?  Or as a power supply?