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Re: ??Where to get a POLE Transformer??
Original poster: "Sundog by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <sundog-at-timeship-dot-net>
Out of curiosity, why's the aluminum wound pig crap? There should be
little effect of oxidation on the internal connections, as it's submerged in
oil. The 14kv10kva pig I got is aluminum wound. If I'm remembering right,
aluminum wound pigs use foil vs wire (I'm sure more educated ppl can correct
me if I'm wrong). The foil will have many times the surface area of the
wire, so it can carry more current.
Besides all that, caps use aluminum, and they stand up to pretty chunky
current jolts with no trouble. Only real drawback I can see to aluminum
over copper is the higher resistance once the surface is oxidized.
So I ponder, why is the aluminum pig crap? :)
----- Original Message -----
From: Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 5:54 PM
Subject: RE: ??Where to get a POLE Transformer??
> Original poster: "Loudner, Godfrey by way of Terry Fritz
> You can get a good deal on a 14,400V/5KVA or 14,400V/10KVA pole pig at T-at-R
> Electric in SD (www.t-r-dot-com). Their pole pigs are fully reconditioned with
> all copper windings---none of that aluminum crap. If you live close to
> Dakota, there is your best deal.
> You also will get papers to prove that your transformer is free of
> PCB'S---good to have on hand if the EPA drops by for a little visit.
> Talk to Chris at T-at-R, who has set aside pole pigs just for Tesla
> coilers---very friendly. The price has been going up $50 per year.
> Last year $250 for a 14,400/5Kva---this year $300 for the same.
> Godfrey Loudner
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tesla list [SMTP:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
> > Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 12:55 PM
> > To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> > Subject: ??Where to get a POLE Transformer??
> > Original poster: "raven0075 by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
> > <raven0075-at-home-dot-com>
> > Is there anywhere I can order a used pole transformer 14.KV
> > Or where can you pick these up?
> > Thanks
> > Brian