small valves and RE: OT

Tony Duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Thu Apr 28 17:42:11 CDT 2005


> 
> On Thursday 28 April 2005 11:46, Wai-Sun Chia wrote:
> > On 4/28/05, Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:
> > > Heh.  About a year and a half ago, I pulled the transformer out of
> > > an NMI power supply.  4kV at 1.5A rating.
> > >
> > > That sucker could blow fuses really well. ;)
> >
> > Holy moley!! I can imagine... :-)
> > Could you please post some pics of this monster? I haven't seen one
> > rated this much before...
> 
> Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it, and I got rid of it a while 
> ago when moving offices.  It was a black cube roughly 8" on a side, and 
> weighed in at 80lbs or so.

Soudns rather small to me. 4kV at 1.5A is 6kVA (!). That means it's going 
to draw nearly 60A from a 110V supply. Are you sure that's the rating? 

I have a 6kV 200mA transformer somwhere. That's about a 12 " cube. And 
it's about 1/5 the power rating of your transformer.

-tony



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