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Variable Isolation Transformer – Isolation, Day 30

Teardown of a variable transformer, which provides a variable voltage and isolation. Single phase 1x250V @ 3A.

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Variacs, Auto-, Vario- and Isolation Transformers – Isolation, Day 28

I give a short introduction to the differences between autotransformers, variable autotransformers and variable transformers. I show my collection of 7 variacs/variotransformers in the range from 1x260V @ 2A to 3x400V @ 25A along with a 3x400V 10kVA isolation transformer. … Continue reading

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70 kV / 65 kW X-Ray System, Transformer and Inverter – Isolation, Day 12

I give an overview of a 65kW X-ray generator system for a 70 kV X-ray transformer. The fullbridge of 400A 1200V IGBT bricks makes for a powerful inverter to drive the ferrite cored high voltage transformer.

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High Current Measurements – Isolation, Day 10

I go through my collection of current transformers. Regular ratio transformers, hall effect sensors, shunts, Pearson and Ion Physics current monitors and how to make a DIY high frequency current transformer.

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High Voltage Transformers – Isolation, Day 9

I go through my collection of iron/ferrite core high voltage transformers. MOTs, OBITs, NSTs, PTs and X-ray transformers. Microwave Oven-, Oil burner ignition-, neon sign- potential- and x-ray transformers. I forgot to add the old and new flyback transformers I … Continue reading

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Siemens Polyphos 30, X-RAY 125kV head teardown (part 1 of 3)

Teardown of the Siemens Polyphos 30 X-ray head which contains step-up transformers, voltage multipliers and a rotating plate x-ray tube and a lot of oil! Discussion of teardown and additional pictures: https://highvoltageforum.net/index.php?topic=523.0

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GE AMX-II, mobile 110kV X-RAY system teardown

Teardown of SCR inverter controller, driver and bridge for a General Electric mobile x-ray unit, the AMX-II. Features a 120V battery operated apparatus from 1979 which has a 60 Hz mains inverter and 500 Hz high voltage inverter. All analog … Continue reading

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Finished project: 3 phase 13A Lübcke variac

Yesterday I conducted the first successful resistive load test of a 3 phase 13 A variac stack that has been enhanced with safety and monitoring options. Read all about the construction and see all the pictures and video demonstration here.

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3 phase 13A Lübcke variac

Introduction On a junk yard I found a badly damaged enclosure containing a 3 phase 13 A variac, 10 kVA isolation transformer and 6 large stud diodes in a 3 phase full bridge rectifier configuration. It was not possible to … Continue reading

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