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RE: Latest acquisition

Original poster: "Loudner, Godfrey by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <gloudner-at-SINTE.EDU>

Hi Weazle

Save it for capacitor charging experiments. Maybe you can rig up a high volt
and high ampere discharge outfit. I don't know how you can deal with the
three phase input requirement. The transformer can be modified to single
phase, but that would require removing that transformer from the tank. The
windings would have to be connected in another configuration, and I don't
know if the insulation would withstand such a modification. Well get a small
three phase generator.

Godfrey Loudner

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Tesla list [SMTP:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
> Sent:	Thursday, May 24, 2001 10:36 PM
> To:	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> 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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> E-mail:    weazle-at-hurontel.on.ca
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