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Re: About MOTs..

Original poster: "Mercurus2000" <mercurus2000@xxxxxxx>

Hmm, how can you tell when a MOT doesn't require current limiting?
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Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 7:47 AM
Subject: RE: About MOTs..

> Original poster: "Mark Dunn" <mdunn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Adam:
> The Primary side of the large MOT is not insulated well enough to handle
> the ~2000 volts that you will try to run it at. It will arc to the
> core, arc across the windings, etc. Most MOT's need current limiting.
> There are a few that don't. I think in your special application you
> will require it. I have built current limiting inductors for my MOT's
> and can give you guidance. My typical MOT Primaries draw 50 to 75 amps
> at 120 VAC with the secondaries shorted.
> You would be better served to use the 1000 watt MOT alone and build a
> voltage multiplier for the HV side. You will still need current
> limiting for this configuration.
> If you are trying to build a power supply for a TC I/We can point you to
> a number of websites that have used MOT's.
> Mark
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> Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 6:30 PM
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> Subject: About MOTs..
> Original poster: "Mercurus2000" <mercurus2000@xxxxxxx>
> This question has probably been asked before, I want to connect the high
> voltage output of a small like 600 watt MOT I have to the 120 side of a
> really large MOT like 1000w to get about 20-30KV out, I'll vacuum pot
> the
> MOTs in oil and cut the center ground on the large MOT to prevent
> arcing,
> does anyone see a problem with this? Will I have to use some sort of
> current limiting even tho I'm using a little 600 watt MOT for the
> primary
> transformer?
> Adam
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