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Subject: Re: Homemade High-Voltage Transformer
Date: May 20, 1:29 am

On May 20, 1:29 am, wrote:

>Yeah, I think I bidded against you! That oblong looking supply?...

Firm that refurbishes X-ray units? What is the name - email?

Yeah, God be willing, I will have a nice vacuum bell chamber soon - upon which to build a demonstration unit... But I am not counting on it... So, I take this as a "large project" most of it being custom created... If I have to, I will have a large chamber custom "spun" to my criteria...

I would be a bit more patient and try to snag an old x-ray transformer. Persistence will pay off.
>I just got mine recently after a few rounds of bidding. Ebay is not the only source. A firm that refurbishes/repairs x-ray gear might be able to help you out.
>Winding high voltage transformers is a bit of an art, and a 100kV transformer will need to be potted in oil or some solid impregnant.
>Also, there is a lot of work that can be done with the 12kV supply you already have.
> Richard Hester
>>OK, my max power is 240 volts at let's say 20-40 amps... Don't want to trip the circuit breakers... Tapping into the air-conditioner/stove circuits...
>>There have been some X-ray power supplies on E-Bay, but I have lost out on those... Seems simpler just to build my own transformer... I've got the theory - but not the technology of builing transformers... Especially a 500-1000 to one winding... However, there is one guy currently advertising bulk magnet wire on EBay...