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Welding in africa
by terron on 10/15/09 02:17 PM

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 - 10/16/09 02:31 AM Re: Welding in africa [Re: terron]  
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#189548 - 10/16/09 11:59 AM Re: Welding in africa [Re: Admin]  
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My mouth fell to the floor when I saw this~ WOW!

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#189553 - 10/16/09 03:29 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


#189558 - 10/16/09 08:06 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~



#189562 - 10/16/09 09:25 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 11:57 PM Re: Welding in africa [Re: Trumpy]  
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#189565 - 10/17/09 01:10 AM 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 09:38 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.


The product of rotation, excitation and flux produces electricty.

#189576 - 10/17/09 09:41 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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