Changing NST Input Freq??

From:  Bill Noble [SMTP:william_b_noble-at-email.msn-dot-com]
Sent:  Thursday, June 04, 1998 11:39 PM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: Changing NST Input Freq??

lower freq will make your tranformer overheat and destroy itself - same
thing that happens when you run a 400Hz transformer on 60 Hz.

>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
>> 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
>> 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 --