Changing NST Input Freq??

From:  Bert Hickman [SMTP:bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-com]
Sent:  Wednesday, June 03, 1998 6:18 AM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: Changing NST Input Freq??

Tesla List wrote:
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> From:  djQuecke [SMTP:djQuecke-at-worldnet.att-dot-net]
> Sent:  Tuesday, June 02, 1998 6:40 AM
> To:  Tesla List
> Subject:  Changing NST Input Freq??
> I dismantled some old telephone gear recently and have a rather large
> frequency divider.  Input 60hz, Output 30hz.  It was hooked up with a good
> sized transformer and I think it may handle the current draw of an NST.
> So what would the effect be on the NST's output??  I seem to recall a
> discussion that lower the freq may raise the Out current and lower the Out
> voltage, is this correct?
> Thanks,
> dj


While running a transformer designed to operate at 60 Hz at 50Hz will
usually work for intermittent duty, running it at 30 Hz will most likely
cause the transformer to overheat and have lower output due to core
saturation effects.

-- Bert --