Re: Arc welders as curent limiters

To use a welder as a ballast, you short its secondary, and use the primary as
an inductive ballast (in series with the pole pig or other transformer.)

Tesla List wrote:

> Original Poster: "Norman F. Stanley" <nfs-at-midcoast-dot-com>
> I've seen references on this list to the use of arc welders as current
> limiting devices in the primary circuits of large transformers for Tesla
> coil operation.  Although my application is non-TC, I do need to limit the
> current drawn by a 12 KVA 206 ro 30V transformer under short circuit
> conditions.  Could some kind soul explain how the welder is hooked up to
> perform this function?  Reply off-list if the subject is too off-topic.
> Thanks.
> Norm