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Re: First light for my 3 inch coil!
Original poster: "Jim Lux" <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>
That would be Diala AX.. There are Univolt and Castrol equivalents.
Only problem with buying from a jobber is going to be minimum purchase.
Call around until you find one that will sell you 5 gallon pails instead of
55 gallon drums.
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2004 7:23 AM
Subject: Re: First light for my 3 inch coil!
> Original poster: "Hydrogen18" <hydrogen18-at-hydrogen18-dot-com>
> Thanks for the help. I will remove and inspect the outer transformers
> Since it already mounted on PVC, I can just remove the "feet" made from
> carriage 1/4-20s and drop it in a plastic ontainer with some oil. I was
> reading on the list that Shell Diala LX is transformer oil and can be had
> cheaply from oil shops.
> ----- Original Message -----
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> To: <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 3:34 PM
> Subject: Re: First light for my 3 inch coil!
> > Original poster: "Christoph Bohr" <cb-at-luebke-lands.de>
> > Hello Eric.
> > Hearing from your MOT trouble makes me almost as disappointed as you
> > be seeing your PSU fail.
> > Especially as there is no reason for it to fail. A properly designed
> > is almost bulletproof.
> > If you saw it ark over do not try over again, it will only do more
> > I suggest to very accurately remove the carbon tracs and restore
> > with pu-varnish.
> > Then make a "huge" 20 bucks investment in a plastic container, a board
> > some castors for easy transportation and a sufficient amount of the
> > oil you can get hold of, we do not want additives here. Real xformer
> > not too pricy either.
> > Submerge the trannies and you will never see arcing over again.
> > I know there are some unsubmerged MOT psus out there but this depends a
> > on the specific
> > transformers, air humidity and a lot of other things. If you choose a
> > container the result should not be
> > too messy, though not really something living room compatible, iukwIm
> > You may want to have a look at how I did this:
> > http://www.luebke-lands.de/tesla4.html
> > This is pertty crappy and far from optimum, but works very reliable,
> > with 6 MOTs
> > This way you will have a supply with more power than you will probably
> > need.....
> > Best regards
> > Christoph Bohr
> > > Original poster: "Hydrogen18" <hydrogen18-at-hydrogen18-dot-com>
> > >
> > > Well, this stinks. Now whenever I plug/unplug my 4 pack MOT it arcs
> > between
> > > the outer xformers(carbon tracks I'm betting). After all the time
> > > effort, to have it die in a single run makes me dissapointed. I
> > > coiling days are over.
> > >