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RE: [TCML] mot questions

Neal ,
	 the auto transformer will control the voltage, a ballast controls
the current flow. So if you run 120V into your system you out put voltage
from your transformers is stable, current flow is controlled by ballasting,
if you lower the input voltage then the spark gap and other adjustments
change. You can use a MOt for a ballast if you have an extra one.
The link I sent before to Richie's site explains all.

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Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 12:14 PM
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Subject: [TCML] mot questions

Could someone please tell me what to do with the "extra" windings on mots? I
think these are called the filament winding, or something like that, they're
just a couple turns. I was finally going through my accumulation of mots,
not being sure, I went ahead and jumpered these windings at first. When I
it down and went to remove the jumper I realized that it got hot. VERY hot.
what do I do with them; leave them shorted together, cut off the excess or
to remove it completely if possible?

Also, (going back to my previous questions re: ballasting)I plugged in my
to my variac (22 amp rating)and installed an inline amp meter. With a setup
like this, is ballasting still an issue? Doesn't the variac, itself, act as
ballast as long as I watch so that my amps don't go too high?

Thank you all for your continued help!


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