Re: Dan's coil
Subject: Re: Dan's coil
From: mrbarton-at-ix-dot-netcom-dot-com (Mark Barton)
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 04:46:17 -0800
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>PVC is lossy and not recommended.
>---> What material should I use and where can it be obtained?
Acrylic tube works well. You can get it from a plastics supply house. Look
around in a household supply place for a polyethylene waste basket of
correct proportions. They're everywhere once you start looking.
>---> No, the transformer is not self limiting.
You will require inductive/resistive balast in series with the low voltage
side. TC's are veritable short circuits in operation. People on this list
like things such as oven elements and arc-welder primaries (with shorted
secondaries) for balast components.
>---> I am not sure what the dielectric is. It is in a rectangular metal
>case with a huge ceramic insulator coming out of the top center.
Well, just try it out and see. Monitor the capacitor case frequently for
heat. Be sure and discharge it thoroughly first.