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stripping out old UPS (uninterruptables)- find huge diodes? SCR's?rectifier bridges? doorknob capaci

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  1. dave

    dave Guest

    I'm contemplating building a high frequency "arc stabilizer" box for a
    welder (which I understand uses nearly all same components as a tesla
    primary circuit). I'm a talented fabricator, soldering iron guy, etc.
    and a superb DISmantler :)

    I have a "near endless" supply of UPS (uninterruptable power supplies)
    of various types and sizes (up to and including "HUGE monsters") I could
    strip for their component parts.

    I'm -wondering- if they'd provide me any of the parts I'd need, like:

    rectifier bridges?
    doorknob capacitors?
    huge diodes (with 'braid pigtails' and studs?)
    SCR's?
    transformers?

    other than the huge batteries (which I'd leave behind) I have no -clue-
    what's inside 'em...alternately, if they, generally, have no components
    I could 'use' for my project, what other component parts would they
    ordinarily contain that 'other guys' could use?

    thanks for tips and clues :)

    box
     
  2. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    Take a look inside, and see!

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    Jerry G.
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    I'm contemplating building a high frequency "arc stabilizer" box for a
    welder (which I understand uses nearly all same components as a tesla
    primary circuit). I'm a talented fabricator, soldering iron guy, etc.
    and a superb DISmantler :)

    I have a "near endless" supply of UPS (uninterruptable power supplies)
    of various types and sizes (up to and including "HUGE monsters") I could
    strip for their component parts.

    I'm -wondering- if they'd provide me any of the parts I'd need, like:

    rectifier bridges?
    doorknob capacitors?
    huge diodes (with 'braid pigtails' and studs?)
    SCR's?
    transformers?

    other than the huge batteries (which I'd leave behind) I have no -clue-
    what's inside 'em...alternately, if they, generally, have no components
    I could 'use' for my project, what other component parts would they
    ordinarily contain that 'other guys' could use?

    thanks for tips and clues :)

    box
     
  3. dave

    dave Guest

    I would, but first I'd have to travel and hour and a half ONE way just
    to find out - still hope someone here might know what's inside 'em
    "generally"....before I make a long trip...

    do you know, jerry?

    thanks,

    box :-\
     
  4. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Aside from the batteries, usually a MASSIVE 60Hz transformer, a bunch of big
    MOSFETs or bipolar power transistors, and some assorted logic.
     
  5. J. Doe

    J. Doe Guest


    There's a lengthy thread covering this subject back on 2/4
     
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