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Large X Ray transformer Fun.

Discussion in 'High Voltage' started by DJDAudio, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. DJDAudio

    DJDAudio New Member

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    A good friend of mine works at an undisclosed location they where 'deacquisitioning' some old equipment, so I was able to get my hands on (3) very large X Ray tank transformers. Made by Philips.

    So here I am lifting the core out of the oil for inspection,

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    I am using an Home made lift made from a 1,500lbs industrial steel garage door opener

    The projected power is 15,000 Watts specs are about 240V ~50Amp calculated output can be as high as 80KV

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    The main core

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    The high voltage DC full wave bridge rectifier

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    High voltage output current meter.

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    Size comparison, they are around 500lbs with oil and about 350lbs bare.



    So You know I had to test it out!

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    The gap at the top is over 1 foot!


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    And here are my 30amp current limiting resistors

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    Control circuitry on the left.



    And a Video for fun.

    I was using a 100Amp contactor with Dead man switch for this test.
     
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  2. DJDAudio

    DJDAudio New Member

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    So I had some more fun and decided to get some photos of this striking water!

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    The effect was amazing!

    But may I add, I had to ground my camera lens and be very careful for I was in a pitch black lab with high voltage. lets say it was a little hair raising!
     
  3. DJDAudio

    DJDAudio New Member

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    Few more shots,

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  5. jpanhalt

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    I hope you aren't anywhere near the transformer farm on 130th street in Cleveland, OH. We don't need another East coast black out. Are you taking donations for your electric bill?

    John
     
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    I like it all, including the home made lift.
     
  7. DJDAudio

    DJDAudio New Member

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    Even made my own Solar flares

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    Fire is conductive and with high voltage DC and a magnetic field I can control it!

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  8. DJDAudio

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    Haha I am in PA so close, and my Electric company sends me holiday greeting cards, is that normal? haha
     
  9. DJDAudio

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    here are the other (2) That I have,

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    I was thinking of selling them for allot of Tesla coil builders would kill for one of these! Think there would be much interest?

    Before I depart with them , I plan to connect them all together and go for a world record Jacobs ladder :D

    One slight problem the 150Amp load I would have to directly connect across my house mains and use my massive disconnect to be safe.
     
  10. unclejed613

    unclejed613 Well-Known Member

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    i once worked at a company that had bought several "decommissioned" electron microscopes. although rather low current, the power supplies for the tubes were about 150kv. the insulation on the wires to the anode had about an inch of silicone and teflon insulation around an 18ga wire. one of the panels contained what looked to be an intact microscope, the others were broken.
     

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