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Re: MOT Ideas...
Original poster: "hoggwild89 by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <hoggwild89-at-netzero-dot-net>
This may not be pertenant to the thread but...
I took a MOT and knocked out what I thought was the shunts (with a chisel)
and gained 440 volts total.
Not sure about current just yet.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2001 9:57 AM
Subject: Re: MOT Ideas...
> Original poster: "tesla by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Hi Mark
> As I understand it saturation can occur in an inductor when the number of
> Ampere * Turns that the core can reacvhes a level where all of the iron
> domains are fully magnetized, ie the magnetic field in the iron will not
> increase. This occurs in both transformers and basllast inductors.
> The voltage itself from adding secondaries in series does not make the
> system saturate. Stauration is determined by the current, whether a core
> will saturate also depends on the presence of an air gap in the path, this
> lowers the overall inductance but permits more current to flow before the
> system satuatates.
> I understand ballasting to be current limiter by placing an impedance in
> series with the primary rather than a ballast to a given power.
> All in all you will not saturate your MOTS if you limit the primary
> to the same value that is requred when they deliver their full rated power
> O/P. In tesla service it is very easy to exceed this figure and I'm pretty
> sure that a given MOT has very little margin between saturation and full
> power operation (zillions made , over engineering =$$$)
> I've been told that even at full power MOT's are beginning to saturate at
> the peak of their AC I/P waveform. *(not that this need be of particular
> Hope I've understood your question correctly
> Ted L in NZ
> > Does it still saturate a higher voltage even if it is ballasted for the
> > over all power?
> > Mark
> > In a message dated 6/14/01 10:47:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > tesla-at-pupman-dot-com writes:
> > > Removing turns of the primary or runnig it at more than it'sd rated
> > > is a recipie for saturation and lots of I/P mains current .
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