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Subject: Re: x-ray transformer arcs (not for the faint of heart)
Date: Oct 23, 2:59 pm
Poster: Jim Lux

On Oct 23, 2:59 pm, Jim Lux wrote:

>>I was thinking, would I be able to limit the power drawn by an arc by putting a shorted microwave oven transformer in series with the primary of the xray unit to act like a magnetic shunt? Any recommendation for safety-ballasting this x-ray machine so it doesn't ruin stuff, including itself, in case of breakdown?

You might check the Tesla Coil Mailing List archives at http://www.pupman.com/ This sort of inductive ballasting is quite common among folks using distribution transformers (aka "pole pig") to drive their coil.