ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
gettinItDoneInAfrica.jpg
Welding in africa
Image Details
Poster terron Offline
Posted 10/15/09 11:17 AM
Description
I'm pretty sure this isn't photoshopped. Yes, you're looking at a homemade hand-wound transformer used for welding. I don't think the UL has given it their seal of approval.
Dimensions 544x1200
Size 171.25 KB
UBBCode
Thumbnail
Medium
Full

Comments
#189544 - 10/15/09 11:31 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: terron]
Admin Offline

Administrator
Member
Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3417
Loc: NY, USA
Good Stuff!

smile
Bill
Top
Super Rod Cable Installation Tools

Super Rod Cable Rod System
Super Rod Cable Rod System -
Voted
Best Product of the Last 50 Years by members of NICEIC

#189548 - 10/16/09 08:59 AM Re: Welding in africa [Re: Admin]
Lostazhell Offline
Member
Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1428
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
My mouth fell to the floor when I saw this~ WOW!

Talk about making good with what you can find!
Top
#189553 - 10/16/09 12:29 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: Lostazhell]
Trumpy Offline


Member
Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Good Lord!,
That has to be one of the silliest things I've seen in a while.
What are them "transformer" laminations made of?
Looks strangely like cardboard and the last I heard that isn't ferrous. crazy
_________________________
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin
Top
#189558 - 10/16/09 05:06 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: Trumpy]
sparky Offline
Member
Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5303
man, that's really something there. and i suppose that it's not even much of a concern there is indicative of the life they have.....~S~

Top
#189562 - 10/16/09 06:25 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: sparky]
Trumpy Offline


Member
Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
Loc: SI,New Zealand
By the way, terron,
Welcome to ECN, mate. cheers


Edited by Trumpy (10/16/09 06:25 PM)
Top
#189563 - 10/16/09 08:57 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: Trumpy]
terron Offline
New Member
Registered: 11/24/08
Posts: 2
Loc: Cut Off, LA
Thanks wink
Top
#189565 - 10/16/09 10:10 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: Trumpy]
gfretwell Offline


Member
Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9039
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
I bet it is just rusty old roofing metal or something. The transformer does look like it would work if those laminations are insulated from each other.
_________________________
Greg Fretwell
Top
#189575 - 10/17/09 06:38 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: gfretwell]
RODALCO Offline
Member
Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 854
Loc: Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
I have seen those photo's on the net too.
It appears to work although all electrical connections are not shown.

I like to see the supply point and mains cable terminations, although quite likely to be twisted to a live cable somewhere in that area where the welding work was carried out.
_________________________
The product of rotation, excitation and flux produces electricty.
Top
#189576 - 10/17/09 06:41 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: RODALCO]
RODALCO Offline
Member
Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 854
Loc: Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
http://www.youtube.com/user/RODALCO2007#p/u/2/PWpwSJLpMww

Have a look at my home built burn down TX, looks similar although a bit tidier.

:-)
_________________________
The product of rotation, excitation and flux produces electricty.
Top

Member Spotlight
Member Since: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box


Who's Online
0 registered (), 80 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
 
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
 
Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 49
HotLine1 43
gfretwell 18
Ruben Rocha 12
Trumpy 9
 
Newest Members
Freecrowder, clee512, Jdscott2005, FAIZAN, Regitest2

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals