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Re: Transformer trouble?

Original poster: FIFTYGUY@xxxxxxx

In a message dated 4/1/05 9:39:26 PM Eastern Standard Time, tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
Is anybody having trouble with the ground-fault interrupting circuit on
their NST?
Because I can tell you how to bypass that circuit. At least for a Poly-Lok
transformer from Transco, Inc. I'm sure the process is similar to other
transformers, too, but thats the kind I've got. I just fixed it about an
hour ago and it works great.

I'd like to know!
I hard-wired the "temporary bypass" switch on my brand-new surplus ACTown NST's (switch never worked unless continuously depressed), which enabled Jacob's ladder use but not Tesla Coil use at anything over half power.
I also suspect (because of others' previous postings) that if the ACTown potting is epoxy, mine must not have set right because it's still fairly soft. However, I'm guessing that adding heat to melt it out might simply set the epoxy and make it hard, making further de-potting attempts impossible. This might explain the odd behaviour of the filler when heat is added.

-Phil LaBudde