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Re: Unpotted NST

Original poster: "david baehr" <dfb25@xxxxxxxxxxx>

wouldnt it be nice if we could buy 'em before they potted them..........we need an' inside connection' at France/Jefferson,etc ;-)

From:  "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
To:  tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject:  Re: Unpotted NST
Date:  Sat, 06 Jan 2007 19:42:49 -0700
>Original poster: Mike <megavolts61@xxxxxxxxx>
>Thanks Mike for the reply.  What is the reason they pot them in the
>first place?  Dennis
>Hi Dennis,
>    They pot them for one main reason....to make them weather proof.
>   The secondary benefit is that no corona will be developed in the
>tar, which might lead to early failure of the transformer.  When we
>play with them,  we tend to exceed their design limitations, so
>sometimes a carbon track will form and essentiall short out one side
>of the transformer..  Some have had to remove a layer or two of
>windings in some cases because they created a short between layers,
>but I think that is a rare occurance.
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