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Re: Arc'ing in my variac

Original poster: "Jim Mitchell" <Electrontube-at-sbcglobal-dot-net> 

Does it do this with other loads?  One thing I can think of,  the carbon
dust from the brush has built up between the windings and is shorting out
and burning?

Regards - Jim Mitchell
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Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 10:46 AM
Subject: Arc'ing in my variac

 > Original poster: Pat Masterson <bat-at-grumman-dot-com>
 > I was tuning my small coil (15/30 NST) and noticed little sparks dancing
 > around the windings of my variac. Is there something fundamentally wrong
 > with the setup, or do I need an RFI filter between the variac and the
 > NST? The variac is an older model, and has no 3rd wire (ground) on its
 > AC line.  -pat