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Re: Hot diodes

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

Tesla list wrote:

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


> Hello all,
> While I'm collecting up some more necessary items for my pig powered
coil, I'm
> trying to stablize my MOT powered coil.  I am using the same MOT supply
> as you'll find on Greg Hunter's page.  The problem is that the diode
string is
> getting hot.  I have burnt one string out and noticed that the new one is
> getting very warm.  Is there any way to protect this string from heating up? 
> Can the string be placed in oil with the transformers?

	I'd think so.
	Others Comments?
	(This assumes the oil/transformer is running cooler than
	the diodes...  Oil doesn't Magically Cool: it helps
	get the heat elsewhere.)

	(...fire precautions....  8)>>)