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Re: MOT, and doubler
Original poster: "Jake Draper by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <cybermecium2-at-home-dot-com>
Or you could just use the primary of another MOT as an inductive balast.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2001 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: MOT, and doubler
> Original poster: "Matt Shayka by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> 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
> the coat hanger leads very badly on the fist two runs. On the third run
> 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
> has all sorts of switches and breakers in it. Put in breakers that are
> 5A below the mains breakers so you don't have to fumble around in the
> 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
> >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
> >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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