Re: Unpotting Neon / Pictures / d-Limonene
Sent: Friday, November 07, 1997 4:48 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Unpotting Neon / Pictures / d-Limonene
Tesla List wrote:
> From: Adam[SMTP:absmith-at-tiac-dot-net]
> Sent: Friday, November 07, 1997 12:19 AM
> To: Tesla List
> Subject: Re: Unpotting Neon / Pictures / d-Limonene
> >Why not use d-Limonene on the secondaries? Isn't that where a carbon
> >would most likely be? If this stuff attacks the enamel insulation,
> >the primary be equally vulnerable?
> It did not attack the enamel, which is probably polyurethane. The
> I did not soak the secondaries was to avoid ending up with a mushy
> secondary. The secondary windings have more paper than wire, and I
> no idea what the paper may be impregnated with, or if it would
> in d-Limonene (it dissolved my paper towels). The primary on the
> hand was all enamel wire, with no paper.
> >I would imagine one would want to
> >thoroughly bake the cleaned xfmr to vaporize any water residue, and
> >would be effective for purging the secondary as well.
> Maybe, but I just don't have a good place to bake transformers. I
> certainly would not do this in any oven that is indoors and used for
> >By the way, nice job & nice pictures, thanks for posting. What size
> xfmr was
> This was a Franceformer 15kV 30mA unit, which I received with one dead
> winding. Now it works 100%, and it looks cool! BTW, I love Mike
> Harrison's idea for this to be named the first official "Pole Piglet".
i suppose soap and water could be used on the secondary and then
just get a small oven eye plate to heat it with.
how did you go about repairing the winding was it just a carbon track?