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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Darrell Harmon)
Subject: Re: Any good uses for old microwave over parts?
Date: 6 Nov 2002 15:22:31 -0800
NNTP-Posting-Date: 6 Nov 2002 23:22:31 GMT
rifter wrote in message news:<3DC932DB.A94F5B42@mindless.com>...
> You could use the HV xfmr as a starting block for a Tesla coil or
> Jacob's ladder.
> Al wrote:
> > I disassembled my old microwave oven because the interlock became
> > unreliable. Otherwise everything is functional. I can see using the
> > keypad controler as darkroom timer You can even use it to generate a
> > duty cycle cycler; at 50% power, the output cycles on and off at a 50%
> > rate. you can use it to blink some lights and the like.
> > But what can be safely done with the microwave tube and supply? I once
> > saw a diagram for an amatuer microwave transmitter. I even saw an ad for
> > a plasma etcher that used a microwave oven as the exciter.
> > Any ideas, even funny ones?
> > Al
The transformer and tube are some of the most dangerous parts in
existence. The only safe thing I know about is to chisel the
secondary off the transformer and put a few turns of heavy wire
through for a low voltage supply (spot welding maybe).
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