rotarys and gennys (fwd)

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Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 23:21:48 +0100
From: bob golding <yubba-at-clara-dot-net>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: rotarys and gennys

>Date: Sat, 04 Jul 1998 18:42:34 +0100
>To: tesla-2-at-emachine-dot-com, chipslist, chipslist
>From: bob golding <yubba-at-clara-dot-net>
>Subject: rotarys and gennys
>Cc: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>Hi all
>	I have been offered a 25 kva generator with a separate exciter motor. I
plan to use this with a pole pig when one turns up. I am planning to
connect a variac between the exciter motor and the main alternator to give
me the equivalent of a 125 amp variac. I know, I will need a bigger garage.
It then occurred to me that I might be able to drive a rotorary gap direct
off the alternator shaft to give a true synchronous output with  phase
angle adjustment accomplished by making the fixed contacts adjustable. Does
this sound workable, sensible?, possible. Have I missed anything. All
feedback welcome.
>bob golding lightning without rain
>bob yubba-at-clara-dot-net