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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.
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#189544 - 10/15/09 11:31 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: terron]
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#189548 - 10/16/09 08:59 AM Re: Welding in africa [Re: Webmaster]
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My mouth fell to the floor when I saw this~ WOW!

Talk about making good with what you can find!

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#189553 - 10/16/09 12:29 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: Lostazhell]
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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
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#189558 - 10/16/09 05:06 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: Trumpy]
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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~

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#189562 - 10/16/09 06:25 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: sparky]
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By the way, terron,
Welcome to ECN, mate. cheers


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#189563 - 10/16/09 08:57 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: Trumpy]
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#189565 - 10/16/09 10:10 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: Trumpy]
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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.
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#189575 - 10/17/09 06:38 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: gfretwell]
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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.
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#189576 - 10/17/09 06:41 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: RODALCO]
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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.

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