Re: Potato Chips (fwd)

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Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 06:28:03 -0500
From: Bert Pool <bertpool-at-ticnet-dot-com>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Potato Chips (fwd)

Date forwarded: 	Sun, 26 Apr 1998 21:55:07 -0600
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Subject:        	Potato Chips (fwd)
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> Date: Sun, 26 Apr 1998 05:08:25 -0700 (PDT)
> From: gweaver <gweaver-at-earthlink-dot-net>
> To: Tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Potato Chips
> The laminations on one of my unpotted neons is out of square.  The thing
> is twisted looking and I don't like the way it looks so I took it all
> apart. The laminations were stuck together with something like varnish or
> polyurethane.  I decided to sand blast the laminations to remove the
> varnish. 


> Gary Weaver

Gary - do *not* remove the varnish off the laminations!  The varnish is there to 
electrically isolate each metal plate from the next.  As I recall, the insulation 
reduces either hysteresis losses or eddy current losses in the transformer.
Bert Pool