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Re: 5kva pig power controller
Original poster: "BunnyKiller by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <bigfoo39-at-telocity-dot-com>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
> Got my pig, it's great! 120/240 inn, 14400/24940 out. Started power cabinet
> got some questions!! If you have a power controller. I have a few questions,
> if you would be nice enough to help me out with them.
answers are between questions...
> -What kind of switches did you use on your power cabinet?
I went to a salvage yard that got a load of cell phone cabinets and picked
> -What kind of lights?
well if you run 240V to your variacs than 120V panel lites work well
sells them for about a buck each
> -Do you have a key switch?
not on mine but it is a good idea once again Radio Shack has them for
> -If so, where did you get it?
> -Do you have 1256d transformer?
yes 2 of them im parallel cuz im running a pig on steriods :) ( 2 10KVA
series for 30KVout)
> -If so, how much did it cost for your 1256d autotransformers?
about 150$ each
> -If so, where did you get them?
EBAY !!!! :)
> -Do you use a balancing choke?
> -If so, what kind?
> -Have you built your own balancing choke?
> -How would one go about designing it?
i got a small variac from Ebay and wound 2 sets of 10 turns eac with THHN
> -What is the best kind of balancing choke?
obviously the one from Powerstat but at 175$ each .......... need i say
> -Any tips in building a power cabinet would be appreciated.
get one that can be easiely modified, put wheels on it that can handle the
bumps,lumps, etc ( casters with 4-6" wheels... ummm grocery store cart
good) 1256D's weigh about 75 lbs + the inductor+the switches+etc you will see
> Sorry for all the questions I am building my first power controller.