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Re: oil for transformers

Original poster: Mddeming@xxxxxxx

In a message dated 3/29/05 9:58:05 PM Eastern Standard Time, tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
Original poster: Bobby Amaya <dimon20042004@xxxxxxxxx>

Hi everyone,

Would motor oil or vegetable oil be O.K. to use for
potting a MOT?


Hi Bobby,

IMHO, vegetable oil produces "rancid" transformers. Motor oil can contain many additives, some of which are conductive. You might want to check out the vendor "electricthings" on eBay, if you only need a gallon or two of real transformer oil.

Matt D.