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Re: Latest acquisition

Original poster: "Jason Petrou by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jasonp-at-btinternet-dot-com>

Jacobs ladders are good - you can get some massive arcs outta xray tube
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Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 4:36 AM
Subject: Latest acquisition

> Original poster: "J. B. Weazle McCreath by way of Terry Fritz
<twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <weazle-at-hurontel.on.ca>
> Hello Coilers,
> Remember a few weeks back I asked about making a ballast from a
> transformer I got out of an X-ray machine?  Well, earlier this
> week I also acquired the main transformer and rectifier unit.
> Before I do anything with it, I was wondering if it could be put
> to use just as it is?  The entire unit is in a oil filled tank
> which measures about a foot square and stands three feet high.
> Within the tank is a three phase transformer, and an impressive
> looking rectifier stack, complete with bleeder resistors, and a
> voltage divider network for metering purposes.
> The label on the unit, made by Siemens, was in German which I had
> a friend translate for me.  The input is 237 Volt, 60 Hertz, three
> phase, and the output is 50 Kilovolts D.C.
> It was manufactured in 1986, so there's not likely a chance of the
> cooling oil containing any PCB's, but non the less, I'm not going
> to take a bath in it.  Common sense rather than EPA hysterics will
> be the way I'll deal with that!
> Suggestions for possible TC or other HV applications appreciated!
> 73, Weazle, VE3EAR/VE3WZL
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