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Re: MOT, and doubler

Original poster: "Matt Shayka by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <flyboxboy-at-hotmail-dot-com>


I have played around with MOTs. They are very small compared to NST's but 
they pack a whalloping punch. I have run one MOT unballasted for about 
10sec. before it tripped a 15A breaker. I was running it on a JL. It pitted 
the coat hanger leads very badly on the fist two runs. On the third run the 
arc got stuck and melted the led in half.(each time i wanted to make a run 
with it I had to reset the breaker. I recommend to build a control box that 
has all sorts of switches and breakers in it. Put in breakers that are rated 
5A below the mains breakers so  you don't have to fumble around in the dark 
for the mains. This way it trips the box and not the mains, did I confuse 
you yet?)]

My $.02

Matt Shayka
Geek#1127 G-1

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

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