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Re: MOT vs. 0pen-frame transformer
Original poster: "Ed Phillips by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "C.L. Mayeux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Ok, here's something I've been pondering all day...
> I've noticed that the only REAL electrical difference between an MOT, and
> any other
> open-frame transformer, is that one end of the high voltage winding is
> connected to
> the core, via a stakon, and a rivet... what's to stop us from drilling out
> the rivet,
> and going straight coil-to-coil on series connected MOT's, instead of having
> to bond
> the cores together?
> C.L. Mayeux
Maybe breakdown of the insulation between the inside of the HV winding
and the primary windings, and maybe nothing at all. I suspect that
different transformers have different levels of insulation.