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Re: Overpower the line filter ?
Original poster: "BunnyKiller by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <bigfoo39-at-telocity-dot-com>
Tesla list wrote:
>Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> I was wondering if anyone knows if its safe / effective to over power a
>line noise filter.
>I have a few but they're all rated at 9 or 10 Amps, at 120 volts and I have
>been using one of them with a 12Kv 60mA NST powered tesla coil. 8 - )).
>Rough measurement is that I'm drawing about 13 amps off the mains. my
>question is, can this be done or will it saturate the filter or even blow
>up!! If the filter saturates then it is not doing any good, and if it
>blows, that would be spectacular but a bummer too.
the filter is a combination of caps inductors and resistors ... when
over amped the resistors snap in half the inductor over heats and breaks
the caps can short out the most spectacular thing that will happen is
the caps shorting
you can possibly run the filters to 15 A on short runs ... wouldnt do it
for long tho will overheat them and poof ...