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RE: [TCML] Ballasting my Homemade Transformer.
Great shot! That almost says it all. Clearly, this opens the winding window
to get the copper in there! Stacking the E cores affects the current by a
mathematical function, yes? This discussion simplifies the math challenged
such as myself :-^)
It seems weird to me that the cross section area is mostly discussed in this
vein. If I knew the answer to this, the simplified, pseudo functions of core
geometry would be clear to me.
From: tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 6:40 PM
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Subject: Re: [TCML] Ballasting my Homemade Transformer.
I should show an NST 12/60 broken down:
There you can see the two E cores.
> Hi Jim,
> Sure. For example a Franceformer 12/60 NST uses 2 E-cores in just this
> fashion. The primary is located in the center leg and center to the E
> cores. There is a secondary on the same center leg to each side of the
> primary (with of course shunts between the primary and secondaries top
> and bottom of the center leg).
> As Phil mentioned, it may not make the most ideal transformer and some
> slight leakage if the cores do not butt together nice and flat, but
> that's not a big deal if you used the cores for a high voltage
> transformer. If the ends are not flat, then you'll certainly want to
> ensure it's potted to prevent buzzing. BTW, if you use a potting
> compound like wax or other that gets relatively hard, when the potting
> material is about half cured, energize the transformer (this will pull
> the two cores together nice and tight and any potting material that
> had seeped between the two cores is squeezed tight providing a nice
> packed seal between the two cores). Makes for a silent running
> transformer. I energize the tranny two or three times for about 5
> seconds at different stages during the curing process (while the wax
> or whatever is still very soft).
> Take care,
> Jim Mora wrote:
>> Good reference material! Since we are on the topic, I was wondering
>> if (2) E
>> cores could be used (opposing each other) without the I core. This would
>> double the winding window and still allow for some leakage spacing. (4)
>> would double the core size yet again (two deep). I have a number of
>> transformers from an inverter cabinet.
>> My goal is to make a seriously stiff filament transformer, So in
>> review: 150
>> -200 turns for 240, wired sized for current in and out, 2.25-2.5
>> inch^2 for
>> each kwatt. Good stuff!
>> Jim Mora
>> Anyone see issues with using dual inverted stacked E cores?
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On
>> Of David Rieben
>> Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2009 6:37 AM
>> To: Tesla Coil Mailing List
>> Subject: Re: [TCML] Ballasting my Homemade Transformer.
>> Hi all,
>> I took the core of a gutted defunct x-ray transformer (I
>> seem to burn them out a lot ;^(), and rewound each
>> "leg" with 105 turns of #8 THNN building wire,>>>
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