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Re: Current in the Coil - was oil dielectric
Original poster: "Sean Taylor by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <taylorss-at-rose-hulman.edu>
> The transformer I'm using is a 15KV NST at 30mA short circuit. The
> transformer is rated for 250 watts. If I'm getting the full 15KV and the
> power output does not exceed 250 watts, then the average operating current
> can only be 16.7mA.
Not true - That's at unity power factor. If the current and voltage are out
of phase, i.e. a non-resistive load (a TC is DEFINITELY non-resistive), then
the power factor is less than one.
You could have 15 kV, 200 A, and still only have 250 W. It just depends on
the power factor.
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