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Re: How to Tame a Wild MOT
Original poster: "Gregory Hunter by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <ghunter31014-at-yahoo-dot-com>
--- Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:
> Original poster: "S & J Young by way of Terry Fritz
> <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <youngs-at-konnections-dot-net>
> Nice work & good descriptions. Interesting idea to
> use MO caps for power
> limiting. Question: Each MO cap is passing up to
> 1.6 KW through it. Do
> they stay cool?
I've never had any trouble with MOT cap heating. They
do process a lot of power, but they don't seem to
dissipate any of it. Of course, voltage doubling is
what they were made for. In microwave ovens, they
carry out this duty for years on end without failure.