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RE: [TCML] Newbie - input regulator

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From: tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of andrew
Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2009 4:53 PM
To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [TCML] Newbie - input regulator

Thanks Jim
I did not recieve your reply to me in the daily list email but found it in
the website list anyway.
I shall do more research on sources for mmc capaitors.
With regard to controlling input current,
you said   
" One of the more unique ideas was using 2 or 3 inch 50.8,76.2mm , plastic
pipe coating the
inside with oil for a release agent and stuffing it full of Florist wire
which is already painted green generally (The pipe should be long enough to
have a couple of inches to spare).

The coating and small diameters dramatically reduce Eddie currents, losses,
and heat. Put some kind of puller in the wire, cap one end of the pipe-
stuff it with the wire, stand it on the capped end and fill it with epoxy.
Wrap the pipe with #6 awg or #4 AWG insulated wire and voila'. Some one else
may be able to give you an idea of the number of turns for 4KVA-5KVA control
( I am assuming 240V, are you 50 or 60Hz?)."
That sounds like something I could make. Does anyone know the turns etc I
could use or is it just "suck it and see?" Yes we use 240v 50 Hz in New
Zealand, and it is spring here!
My other question was,   "2. Some people use a rotary gap and static gap in
series. Why?"
Andrew Buxton
Tesla wanabe

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