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Re: Will this particular Arc Welder work as a ballast????
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'm looking to buy an arc welder to use as a current limiting ballast for my
>3kVA pole transformer which will run off of 240VAC.
>Would this particular welder be okay to do this???
being that the welder is that small and supportive of 100+ A I would
have reason to believe it is a "solid state" design welder. It wont have
the healthy sized transformer core needed for ballasting a minipig. and
besides, the rating on the upper end of the welder is normally a
woefully low on to off time ( duty cycle)
best bet is to find a large E-I core and wind your own inductor.