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RE: [TCML] transformer questions.

According to the docs, the 120/240 volts @2KVA IS the secondary.
The primary is 240/480 volts.  It's a dry-type distribution
Transformer, normally used to derive 120 volts for a set
Of controls, in an electrical system that is primarily 240
Or 480 volts only... of course, there are many other uses, but
That's the #1.  Personally, I would configure both primary and
Secondary for 240 use, and use it as an isolation transformer.
(used to see those a lot in order basic electricity books).
Reverend Fuzzy
Pastor, MSB Ministries

> -----Original Message-----
> From: tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Brian Wilson
> Sent: August 30, 2009 11:16 AM
> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [TCML] transformer questions.
>  Hi. I'm new to the Tesla coil building experience and want to build one. I was hoping to be able to
> use a transformer that i already have and I'm not sure if it can be done or if it will have the powerI
> will need (the thing weighs 37lbs so i have high hopes). The transformer is an Acme general purpose
> dry transformer model t 3-53042-s. input is 120/240 60Hz. It is a single phase (whatever that is). the
> only thingI can find about output is 2.0kva. i figure this is amps and volts multiplied. Is there any
> way to use this? How would the design of a Tesla coil with this transformer be different than one
> using your standard neon sign type transformer. Any help would be appreciated greatly.
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