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Re: [TCML] DC SGTC charging inductor

Agreed times are changing in that

I understand some have used the inverter supplies successfully as high voltage sources

Here in NZ old MW ovens are still reasonably available BUT you do need a good relationship and some trust from the repair shops as they don't want their cast offs coming back repaired or anybody getting hurt. When I got mine I had a good chat with the manager of a repair shop so he knew I knew what I was doing an none of the "junk" would be repaired. Still it's good to know their scrap value is recognised so it does not go to waste
Ted in NZ

PS the big coil is 14 MOT's in size, 6 in the PSU, 4 in the DC filter and 4 in the ring up ,heavy too.

-----Original Message----- From: David Speck
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 10:14 AM
To: Tesla Coil Mailing List
Subject: Re: [TCML] DC SGTC charging inductor

Speak for yourself, Tesla  ;o)

Around here, the local waste transfer station won't let me take old
microwaves any more, 'cause they say that their scrap value is too
high.  Only time I can snag an old MWO is if I see one that someone has
left illegally at the curb on trash day, and even then, they don't last

On top of that, the newest ovens use high frequency solid state inverter
circuitry and a small coil resembling a glorified TV flyback transformer
instead of the old big iron MOTs.  Utterly useless for TC  applications.

Grab those old MWOs while you can!


On 2/24/2013 2:08 PM, Tesla wrote:
Thanks for this advice, guess it was too good to be true, MOT's are good for the job and easy to get thank goodness

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