[TCML] How to use an arc welder as a ballast?
drieben at comcast.net
Sat May 3 21:47:25 MDT 2008
Simply wire the 240 volt input of your welder in series with the 240
volt input bushings on the side of the pig. Then turn the current selector
of your welder to the desired level (most will turn it to the 225 amp
selection, or wide open) and this should allow about 50 amps or so
of current flow into the pig when its high voltage output bushings are
shorted with a Jacob's ladder.
----- Original Message -----
From: "marcus masencup" <mmasencup at gmail.com>
To: <tesla at pupman.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 4:55 PM
Subject: [TCML] How to use an arc welder as a ballast?
>I am stepping up to pole pigs after years of using NST's. I have read
> everything I can find online and for me it seems that an arc welder is the
> easiest way to add the current limiting and ballast I need to run the
> pole pig I have. What I can't find is how I need to wire the arc welder up
> with the pole pig? Any help on how to wire this would be great, thanks!
> Tesla mailing list
> Tesla at www.pupman.com
More information about the Tesla