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Re: [TCML] New Coil Questions
Just be aware that if you use your variac to feed the pig/welder combo way less than 240 volts, the fan that cools the welder will be starved, and may not do much to cool it. You may need to feed it separately.
--- On Wed, 5/27/09, BunnyKiller <bunnikillr@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: BunnyKiller <bunnikillr@xxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [TCML] New Coil Questions
> To: "Tesla Coil Mailing List" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 5:31 PM
> Hey Tyler...
> >7) Can I wire an arc welder in series with my
> outlet leads to current limit? I would think so, but
> again, it doesn't hurt to ask.
> >Yes but make sure the welder is capable of handling 60+
> amps on the primary side of the welders transformer and be
> careful of the "Duty Cycle" of the welder at full capacity.
> The duty cycle will limit your run times of the coil
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