[TCML] charging reactors
jimlux at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 1 15:12:06 MST 2009
Ed Phillips wrote:
> So, if one needed to build or buy a dozen charging inductors for a
> resonant charged spark gap coil, where would one look..
> It's for an application where there's multiple coils being charged from
> a common HV DC bus.
> Probably need 5-10 H, and it needs to handle a few hundred mA to amp
> (e.g. 10kW @ 10kV is an amp), and, of course, have a 10-20kV voltage
> I'm looking for ideas that are either off-the-shelf or made from off the
> shelf things (e.g. no scrounging a half dozen MOTs and then sawing an
> air gap and rewinding it)
> (or, some other clever scheme to charge the primary tanks of multiple
> That's a mighty big assignment! Those things will be expensive if
> you can find them at all.................
Well.. I've seen some websites with TCs where folks wound several
hundred turns of wire on a Ferrite U core of some sort or another. I
suppose one could find the bare cores for MOT's for instance. (or a
cheap source for the transformers new, and just saw off the windings you
Just casting about for ideas.. And expensive is a relative term.... $50
each wouldn't be unreasonable.
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