Re: Transformer

From: 	Bert Hickman[SMTP:bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-com]
Reply To: 	bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-com
Sent: 	Wednesday, July 16, 1997 8:27 AM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: Transformer

Tesla List wrote:
> From:   Lynn Anderson[SMTP:aasphalt-at-win.bright-dot-net]
> Sent:   Tuesday, July 15, 1997 12:35 PM
> To:     'Tesla List'
> Subject:        Transformer
> Went back to the place that has all the coax for sale and what did I see? A
> large transformer. Much larger than I will need for my first coil but
> perhaps the right size for a later version.Can anyone help me out and
> explain to me what I have found. If appropriate for a coil I shall buy it
> and either use it or trade to someone for something else.  It says on the
> tag: G.E  Catalog #9T23B3882,3OKVA,primary 480 V.,Secondary 240V.   Type  QL
> Nema class AA dry Type Transformer.   It appears to be new.Thanks.
>            Get your "Tars and Stripes" from Anderson Asphalt!


You've found an indoor 2:1 step-down transformer. These are typically
used in distributing power in office buidings. If you drove it from a
240 VAC source, you'd only get 480 volts out. When hunting for rocks and
minerals, I'd often run into "leaverite" - a very large, heavy, and not
particularly attractive specimen of unknown type. With large rocks, and
large transformers, sometimes the best bet is to "leaver 'er right"

-- Bert --