Pig Ballast Question (fwd)

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Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 22:17:00 +-100
From: "Gregory R. Hunter" <ghunter-at-enterprise-dot-net>
To: 'Tesla List' <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Pig Ballast Question

Dear List,

A fellow coiler told me that if I use a purely resistive ballast, I'll only get about half the rated power out of the pole pig.  In other words, if I use a 5KW space heater as a ballast, the pig will only yield about 2.5KVA output.  Any truth to this?  Sounds screwy to me.