Sparks, im running out of breath!
ive been watching this space and nothing. Get those books out and give me an idea of what is in a 3 phase transformer. I can wind one for myself no worries, and delta config is nothing new to me, but i just cant see the layout in my head yet? Ill get some paper and have a scrible, i might even come up with it myself.
You sound like you know what you might be doing tho so id really like to see some of your ideas on these welders.
Ive been playing with tesla style coil and capacitor today for my welder, I was thinking of full current DC out of the alt for resonating the primary and caps, and the secondary would be the same size and turns going to the torch and work. I was going for super high freqency to see the effect, even tho it would probably only be good for aluminum? If that!
Too much current for any of the spark gaps that i slapped together today, couldnt get a long enough run to see what it would do, if anything, to an arc welder rod.
Those three to one phase transformers, where would one possible be used? and why, is there not three perfectly good single phases that any line powered gismo (comercial) could run of of a single one?
Ill get scribling!
And sparks, while your at it, asuming that you are going to have a look and astound us with your infanate wisdom, would there be any advantage of running the alternator stator in delta config? I know that i can pull more current out of an alternator that was previously wound in star, and that would be an obvious advantage but how would it effect output in the waveform sence?
The other thing that i was thinking of doing is set up a whopper of an alternator that has three separate stators and a LONG rotor, i could set it up to give out three phases of AC that would be three times the frequency at the same revs as a single unit.
When in parralel they would give me good amplitude and current capable single phase AC. I would have to sort some elaborate switching device to dump them sparately into a rectifier for DC tho. and id be going away from the near 100% duty cycle then!
So the solution to this prob. was that in one of my stators (they could not be set up at the higher frequency tho) I invisaged the full set of windings, and it is from this one (not while AC is hooked up) that i could rectify the out of phase AC to DC? Too many variables tho, that i dont know the theory on. What would be the effect on one system when running, would the other be when sittling idle?
Sorry, ive got too many questions that i cant just go and build every one to see what the answer is.
Sparks, im counting on you. I feel that you know a bit in this area, and it would be greatly appreciated if you could chuck it in here in any random order for us to pick through at our own pace. Thanx in advance!
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