[TCML] How to use an arc welder as a ballast?
rdj at wildblue.net
Sun May 4 10:40:38 MDT 2008
Gary , I think you are right. I had to add low voltage windings to a NST
core to get it to work as a ballast. The HV was shot and removed. I tried
the primary only in series , I had to add a low voltage winding and short it
out so the primary would pass a load to the transformer I was working with.
I am not smart enough to know why just that is how it worked for me.
Rich , Kd0zz
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Subject: RE: [TCML] How to use an arc welder as a ballast?
I have never attempted to use a pig nor looked into how to ballast one, so
take my comment with a grain of salt. But I thought I recall that the LV
welding electrodes need to be shorted together? Could be important...
Regards, Gary Lau
> >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
> > easiest way to add the current limiting and ballast I need to run the
> > 10kva
> > pole pig I have. What I can't find is how I need to wire the arc welder
> > with the pole pig? Any help on how to wire this would be great, thanks!
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