Did rotary cause failure ?
From: FutureT [SMTP:FutureT-at-aol-dot-com]
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 1998 10:32 PM
Subject: Re: Did rotary cause failure ?
In a message dated 98-01-22 10:54:36 EST, you write:
<< >Hi All,
> Two days ago I fired up my 3 KW Tcoil and got some impressive results
>for being conservative. I had spent a few days re-building my supply and
>wanted to take it easy for a while using 1000 rpm on the rotary gap. Last
>night I took photo's of the unit and between frames increased the speed of
>the motor. After about 30 seconds at 2400 rpm one of my transformers
>again, died. >snip
>Thanks all for any input.
If these are those photocopy type trannies, I believe Skip Greiner
has run these successfully using a synchronous gap system, with
resonant charging. Skip used a safety gap on each tranny I think,
and obtained 65" sparks if I remember correctly. This kind of set-
requires the correct sized cap to resonate with the tranny. Skip
possibly modified the trannies by improving the insulation as
described by Fr. Tom and maybe others. I think Skip used about
2100 watts input, but I'm relying on my memory here (beware :)