[TCML] First light (maybe second light) on mid-sized coil
resonance at wildblue.net
Wed Apr 16 18:28:54 MDT 2008
Use two separate 120 vac circuits. a power reactor in each circuit.
Circuits are paralleled at the xmfr primary.
On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 4:50 PM, David Rieben <drieben at comcast.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have figured out that the real current hog culprit in this coil project
> is the 80 nFd primary cap. I realized that as I turned the variac
> up to only 30 on the dial, the SG is just at the threshold of be-
> ginning to fire intermittently. If I turn the variac to this point and
> stop just before the SG starts to sputter and leave it powered up
> in this position for a couple of minutes, the 22 amp Staco variac
> will still manage to get pretty warm and if left long enough, it will
> even begin to smoke! I assume this is just the primary capacitor
> load on the transformer as the SG is not even firing yet! Am I go-
> ing to have to settle for a smaller primary capacitor to stay happily
> within the bounds of a 120 volt, 20 amp service or just say the heck
> with it and upgrade this baby to 240 volt service? Any suggestions?
> David Rieben
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