Re: saturable reactor
Scott Stephens wrote:
>I believe in principle, they are still used in power supplies (even
>low power), I've seen references in other books. They are practicaly
>bullet-proof. A colleague once described a battle-ship's 20" shell
>cannon controller, which used magnetic amplifiers in the gyro-servo
>control loop. Rad-hard too :)
Neat! Would this be a modern turret control, or one from the 60s??
>I would like one to dynamicaly match a solid-state magnifier to the
You mean impedance match as the arc forms? That sounds, well, quite
>>Here's my question - I have access to several tape-wound transformer
>>cores of the 220v 20amp variety (medical grade isolation xfmrs). Does
>>anyone have a clue if this core material would have the required
>>"square" B-H curve required to make a decent mag amplifier?
>I would guess it would, as closed gapless cores are what you want for
>Also hard ferrites, such as permanent magnets, may also due. Let us
>know how it works out.
After reading more this book indicates that while you probably could use
regular xfrm material - the response would suffer and the energy loss in
the core would be rather large.
So I probably wont' try it. :(
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