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Re: Current Limiting
Original poster: BunnyKiller <bunikllr-at-bellsouth-dot-net>
yesss the question of the century... ;)
inductive is the way to go resistive reduces the available voltage to
the hi volt transformer BIG TIME and produces excessive amounts of heat (
like using stove or heater elements kilowatts of wasted energy)
find yourself the biggest transformer possible ( core wise) and wind on to
it 1 wind per input voltage with at least a #6 solid copper wire ( good to
60 A its been tested and works).... as far as throwing the power
factor off, you need to reduce the power somewhere... either you use an
excessive amount of power throttled via the resistors or you throw off the
power factor using inductors... your choice create alot of heat using
resitive control or lose power with the
inductor... ( alot less heat to deal with)
I have tried both and I luv my inductive method ...
yes the power factor goes to nil but I dont have to bury multiple heater (
resistive) units in a 35 gallon container of water...
Tesla list wrote:
>Original poster: Matthew Smith <matt-at-kbc-dot-net.au>
>We can limit the current from the incoming mains with:
>* Resistance (high wattage light bulb; fan heater)
>* Inductive reactance (welder, MOT with secondary shorted)
>* Which is the best method OR
>* What are the advantages of each method.
>My only concern with using an inductor is that we already have an inductor
>in the form of the transformer so I guess we'd be throwing the power
>factor even more askew by adding another.