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Re: MOT, and doubler

Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <A123X-at-aol-dot-com>

I do not remember seeing any diode like that at all, there were only two 
wires attached to the cap. The one terminal on the cap had two slide on 
connection peices, perhaps it fell off while I opened the microwave, or some 
time before than. I'll have to look around my workspace. Didn't you mention 
to Chris Telford that many lower voltage diodes in series may be used? Is it 
ok just to run one tranny unballasted? These things are astonishingly small 
compared to unpotted NST's. 


In a message dated 5/25/01 9:45:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com 

> The diode is usually made of black plastic.  It might 
> be a small cylinder about the size of a cigarette 
> filter, with axial leads of stiff wire.  It might be a 
> rectangular plastic brick an inch or two long.  Some 
> of them have spade terminals instead of wire leads. 
> Rarely I have found diodes with a hole at each end for 
> screw mounting, with spade terminals. It should have 
> been attached to the capacitor somehow. 
> I once built a very potent 12kvdc Tesla coil power 
> supply based on two MOTs with voltage doublers.  The 
> thing sucked 20 Amps from a 240V welder outlet and 
> eventually destroyed my expensive MMC, but what a 
> performer!  I still have all the pieces of it in my 
> garage, although the MOTs now serve as my pig ballast. 
> You can see it on my web site. 
> Regards, 
> Greg 
> http://hot-streamer-dot-com/greg