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RE: [TCML] Pig upgrade
I have the space and am ready to build a new coil that uses over
1 kva. but am not sure where to get a step up transformer that
is of good condition and a relativley cheap price. in a 3kva - 5 kva. range.
If any one knows of any place or as any transformer for sale please contact me off list.
Rich W> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 21:33:41 -0800> From: jaholmes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: Re: [TCML] Pig upgrade> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> CC: > > Yep, I'll stick by the ~800lbs figure. Maybe closer> to 700lbs, but I'll be really surprised if it's any> less than that! 200-300lbs is for 10-15kVA units. > 25kVA units weigh 450-500lbs. Yes! These things are> extremely heavy!! One of my first observations about> getting pole pigs was that the "final stretch"> (actually physically getting them from source to> house) was often the worst part. The weight is one> thing, but in such a [relatively] small package, they> may as well be solid lead! I have a couple of ancient> potential transformers too that weight 450lbs each,> and they're only 3kVA! (pretty much the worst> weight/power ratio I've come across yet, but then PT's> are generally heavier ;-)) I've spent literally hours> figuring out how to lift pole pigs off of pickup> trucks in my garage using odd assemblies of ratcheted> load binders and hoists strung across the rafters. > Have fun, but BE SAFE!! There is more danger to pig> ownership than the electrical aspects ;-)> > 240V @ 30A is good for some fun. It doesn't come> anywhere near to taking advantage of such a huge> transformer (think hundreds of amps!), but to> reiterate (again), if you've got the room and> anticipate the need, get it. If you can, that is!!> > Cheers,> Aaron, N7OE> > --- Clive Hansen <mrclivehansen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:> > > I may be able to secure a source of 240v at 30a.> > This would give me full > > 14kv at 0.5a so then it would be worth it, right?> > Also, 800lbs? Do these > > pigs really weigh that much? I was thinking more> > around 200-300lbs. 800 > > might be difficult to move.> > > > -Clive> > _______________________________________________> Tesla mailing list> Tesla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> http://www.pupman.com/mailman/listinfo/tesla
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