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Subject: Very Large Transformer - What is it?

Date: 06/08/03 at 1:54 PM
Posted by: Dave
E-mail: youngqd@hotmail.com
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I purchased a very large iron transformer at a surplus sale.
It measures 6 x 5 x 5 inches and weighs in around 20 pounds.
The primary (?) is coated copper ribbon 1/2 inch wide by 1/16 inch thick and measures less than 1 ohm.
The secondary (?) is similar copper ribbon but 2 inches wide. Appears to be a dozen turns of an average diameter of one foot. Essentially this winding is 12 feet of solid copper bar. Resistance, to quote our favorite Borg, is futile with my meter. Zero.
There are 4 taps off the secondary winding . All the secondary taps are the size of automobile battery cable.
It has "WARNING HAZARDOUS VOLTAGE" in red print and "Galion, O. 32-74 6114781" in smaller white print.
Replies most welcome. Thanks.

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