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Re: Why people don't use MOTs in a TC
Original poster: "Brian by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <ka1bbg-at-webryders-dot-net>
Hi, well if we all used just neons instead of pole pigs,plate
transformers,homemade transformers,photocopier transformers,radar
transformers,potential transformers,oil burner transformers and so on it
would be a dull group of people with small sparks. Mots are cheap since its
the only thing in a microwave oven that almost never fails,sure the volts
are low but the watts are there..VTTC work mots can do the job that a 300
dollar plate transformer could do. I see people using mots for everything
from ballasts to filiament transformers,isolation transformers and welding
transformers...Making and modifying and useing what you have is a big part
of this group. The other part is the technical stuff which is on-going and
very ground-breaking in many areas.
Neons are fine, however the 15kv 160 ma units we put into a neon sign (8
pcs.) made a real bright sign and pilots looking for Keene from Boston
airport could see the light(sign). Those are real neon transformers,94 lbs
each oh and cost 300 bucks a piece, sorry they are no longer made...
I like and use a 9kv for my TC it just takes a few lessons in reducing power
arcs and getting quenching. Coil On! cul brian f.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 10:22 AM
Subject: Why people don't use MOTs in a TC
> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Hi folks,
> Just had to chime in on this one.
> I've read a lot about using MOTs in a TC. First of all I think the current
> is too high and voltage too low. NSTs are abundant and I got mine for free
> (15/60). So I do not see why people go the MOT route. Like this hobby is
> not dangerous enough?
> My $.02
> Ft. Lauderdale