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Re: T-24 Hours Until New (Really Bright 10KVA) Light...

In a message dated 9/14/00 4:57:33 PM Pacific Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com 

<< Original poster: "Ryan Ries" <spud-at-wf-dot-net> 
    Why is 8 ohms too much?  Is not as simple as 240v / 8ohms = 30A?  Or is it
 just because of the extreme heat/power loss?
    Ryan Ries

8 ohms in the primary will cause a large voltage drop and reduce the primary 
voltage to the pig by quite a bit.  You really want to use an inductive 
ballast to do the primary current control then just an ohm or two of 
resistance to smooth things out a bit.  Just experiment with it and you will 
find what works best.

Ed Sonderman