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Things you shouldn't see in a Beam Supply

I'm almost sure that you shouldn't see huge flakes of rust laying across the 480V terminals of a 31kV Beam Supply.

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I wonder why this doesn't work? Funny thing is, the short is on the 31kV side of the transformer. Makes a nice little group of smoke bubbles at about 8kV.

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Another part of the tank, again, on top of a transformer is a huge flake of rust having fallen from the inside of the top. I suppose the factory seal went the way of the factory, hmmm?

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Funny, in my other HV Power supply on site, the oil was clean. This was smoky colored. Being here in Georgia, I know good cooking requires a lot of smoke, however, this thing isn't cooking very well. And I don't think I'd eat the meat that comes out of this oil, anyway!

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