[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: Amazing oil leak!

Original poster: "Dave Halliday" <dh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Or use a barrier block -- these used to be called Jones Strips because
they were manufactured by Cinch-Jones. It's now just Cinch but they
still make 'em:


Digikey has them:


Radio Shack has them too but these are smaller units and are designed
for low voltage / audio speaker stuff -- not to be used. And because
they are off-brand, they are a lot more fragile. The Cinch blocks are
cheap - the biggest (with .563" spacing between terminals and 1600VAC
rating) are only $2.37 for a three-terminal unit.

Mount the barrier blocks on the top of the ammo cases, use solid wire
from the MOTs up to them and use crimped and soldered U-lugs on the end
of your incoming power cables.

I would also ditch the power cables since although the transformer oil
is supposed to play nice with transformer insulations and chemicals,
there is no guarantee that the oil will not react to something in the
plastics of your power cables.  The insulation may get very soft and
deform or it may crack.  Not a good thing...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 7:08 PM
> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Amazing oil leak!
> Original poster: David Speck <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Steve,
> Best I could suggest is to replace the wire which passes
> under the oil
> level with solid bare wire, and solder on your stranded wire
> above the oil
> level. That should fix any wicking problems. It will be a
> pain to drag
> the transformers out of the oil bath, but that should fix
> your troubles.
> Dave
> > Any proven ideas on an additive that will
> >let gravity prevail and keep the oil from escaping, but not
> compromise its
> >insulative qualities?
> >
> >--Steve Y.