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Re: oil dielectric
Original poster: "rheidlebaugh by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <rheidlebaugh-at-zialink-dot-com.rmpg-dot-org>
While my spelling is poor My french is bad. The bourdeau tube thermo switch
uses the expansion of a liquid inside a tube to trip a switch. This
thermo-mechanical system is not subject to EMP, static, or current.
> From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 06:46:12 -0600
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: RE: oil dielectric
> Resent-From: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Resent-Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 07:03:48 -0600
> Original poster: "David Thomson by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Hi Robert,
>> I am sure a thermocouple could be added to cut off the power if the oil
> starts to heat.
> I don't know about that. I've tried touching the outside of my jacketed
> coil and got an instant spiderweb of streamers all around the periphery of
> the coil. Just because it's insulated doesn't mean there is no induction.
> I don't think the electronics feeding the thermocouple could survive more
> than a second of operation. :-)