Re: current limiting on pole transformers

From: 	Rodney Stapivic[SMTP:rstapivic-at-sprynet-dot-com]
Reply To: 	rstapivic-at-sprynet-dot-com
Sent: 	Wednesday, July 23, 1997 6:57 PM
To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	current limiting on pole transformers

I have recently purchased a 14.4kv, 10kva single phase pole transformer for
a good price. I understand current-limiting due to working with high power
radar systems for a defense contractor, but my question is why under-
saturate the 240v side? the transformer I bought is rated  at 42 amps max
on the 240v side if used as an input. According to the specs from the
manufacturer this is the max current it will draw when fully saterated. If
I hook this one up to a 60 amp service and somewhere get a 50 amp or more
240v variac (does anyone have one for sale or a source?) I should not have
a problem I would think. I'm trying to get away from welders, convection
ovens, and I really don't want to use neon sign transformers. Any help is