Hi Tom, |
Am 10.10.2014 12:15, schrieb DK1IS:
As i was 17 years old, i used 3 of them in series :-) In series on the
secondary side, in parallel on the primary side. About 3cm long
permanent flash over. But just for one minute, then the insulation
barrier on one transformer broke down between secondary and primary.
interesting stuff! Keep in mind these oil burner ignition transformers
are designed to feed a spark with high ignition but low burning voltage
- nearly short circuit. So they have a large stray inductance and
resistance and a current limiting characteristc. Furthermore they are
only suitable for intermittend service (33% within 3 minutes as you see
from the label) and the middle of the secondary is usually connected to
the case. I used 6 of them in parallel for feeding a tesla-transformer
built by students during my former job at FH Amberg. But you shold try
Well, now i just use one HV output wire and ground / housing, i.e. just
5 kV in a first test. On 136 Hz, the 470 pF antenna is not a heavy
load. However there may be resonance effects. I will check the antenna
voltage waveform by using an electric probe on the scope. But first i
have to solve the EMC problems of the PA....
Will report later.
A synthetic test circuit for medium voltage vacuum circuit breakers,
exactly this is what my project and lab dealt with. We also got 50 kA
(peak), 35 kA rms.
Nice your high power capacitor battery - reminds me to an own project
during my promotion at TU Braunschweig in the 70s of last century ;-).
Our institute made R+D on arcs and sparks and built a synthetic switch
testing facility for medium voltage vacuum switches. Before breaking an
LC circuit made a current of 50 kA for two halfwaves of 50 Hz and after
breaking there was a recovering voltage abot 60 kV at some kHz.
1.35 MJ in that circuit.
Dont know the components data anymore
but there was a lot of stored energy
We didn't use fuses, and there were failures! ;-) But fortunately the
energy is limited. Many stories to tell. BTW i built the charge unit
for that capacitor from a 20 kV/ 220V / 20 kVA transformer, inverse
switched. Charging to 15 kV took about 4 minutes. The current of the
single phase 230V side of the transformer was 160A when charging begun
and we had to develop special fuses for
each capacitor to avoid explosions in case of a component failure.
Energietechnik, that's it!!!!
So you see, that small 10 kV transformer is just a game. Anyway i know
the risks of course.
But we're coming OT ;-)
Was my job as well. Solved by using many fiber optic cables, at least
for some problems.
At that time I devloped the central
electronic control unit for the whole testing site - some severe emc
problems had to be solved successfully!
Tnx, 73, Stefan
Later on the had a lot of trouble
substituting all those large PCB filled capacitors ... Verdammt lang
her, verdammt lang her!
Wishing you good results with your test!
PS: We need to continue discussing in a longer MF CW QSO i would