Re: 240 volts for my NST?
Subject: Re: 240 volts for my NST?
From: Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 20:55:37 -0700
The steel core of the transformer can only take so much magnetization.
You could probably go to 140 volts or a little more but after that the core
saturates. Then it will only draw more and more current until something
blows. Many of us use 140 VAC output variacs without much trouble but that is
about the safe limit. Transformers are really specifically designed for the
rated voltage. You can go lower without trouble but not to much higher.
At 07:27 PM 02/14/2000 -0500, you wrote:
> Hello All,
> I have a 12kv 30mA NST that I am considering depotting to increase the
> output current. While discussing it with a friend, he said why not put 240
> volts to the primary instead of 120. That should increase the output to 24kv
> which I'm sure my 60kvdc MMC could handle. Will this work, or will I fry the