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Re: To cut or not to cut
Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com>
In a message dated 8/8/01 8:22:53 PM Pacific Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
<< Original poster: "terry oxandale by way of Terry Fritz
None of my 1256's were cut. I used about 25% of the windings with one, two
paralleled used about 50% of the windings, with only a slight improvement in
the saturation problem. Yes, I could easily get 40 amps out of a single or
dual set-up, but the ammeter would indicate all or nothing with very erratic
power flow. Then I would go back to my other fixed air core reactor (lots
and lots of turns) and everything is smooth as glass again.
Perhaps the air core reactor with lots and lots of turns is adding just
enough resistance to smooth things out. I run at 7 to 8 kva, using a 5,000
watt variac as a ballast (set at about 50%) and still need to add 1.0 to 1.5
ohms of series resistance to get it to run smoothly.