Re: Saturable reactors?

tesla-at-pupman-dot-com on 08.12.98 07:01:14

To:   tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
cc:    (bcc: Marco Denicolai/MARTIS)
Subject:  Saturable reactors?

>Original Poster: "Bill the arcstarter" <arcstarter-at-hotmail-dot-com>

 >I've been spending some quality time reading through a fine old book of
>Magnetic Amplifier Engineering, by Attura, (c) 1959

>Anyway - this book describes the basics of a little-known-today
>component called the saturable reactor.  Looks like if I had one I could
>build a quite-unkillable pig controller out of it!

I have been looking to these beasts too but in my understanding they create
a big distortion of the original sine-wave input AC. You would get very
curious wave shapes to feed your primary capacitor and spark gap!