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RE: pairing obits
Original poster: "Chris by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <chris-at-atomic-pc-dot-com>
I also recall something else O.B.I.T (or OBIT) stands for; there was an old
B&W episode of The Outer Limits where they had this machine that could see
into another dimension and, if you weren't careful, summon monsters!!! How
about that for a fun project!
Where do you find your OBITs? I guess I don't know really where to
look. Dumpster diving, maybe?
At 06:21 PM 2/7/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Original poster: "Christopher Boden by way of Terry Fritz
> >Original poster: "McQuay, Michael by way of Terry Fritz
> ><twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Michael.McQuay-at-wcg-dot-com>
> >I've been reading the mail list for a couple of days, and I'm curious.
> >is an 'obit'?
>It's a small, cubish (about 6x6") 120VAC to 10kV/23mA transformer. The name
>"Obit" (actually O.B.I.T.) comes from Oil Burner Ignition Transformer, as
>this is what they are designed for. They are commonly found on old furnaces
>that burn oil (and I've seen them on large gas-fired boilers a few times as
>well). They are freakishly delicate and don't last long, furtunately they're
>cheap and abundant if you know where to look. They are the only step down
>from a standard NST, and not nearly as rugged (NSTs are fairly delicate as
>it is), they do have the benefit of being internally current limited.