Door Bell Transformer as Charger/Inverter

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British Cocoa mills factory in Yorkshire in late 1980's.. smelling cocoa was initially nice, after a few hours not so... switchroom had a concrete suspended floor that was about a foot thick, the lines went under the floor (around 2ft gap) and then into each of the switches, 415V and 6kV or 11kV (can't remember as ther was still a bit of 6kV around at the time) as it was the higher voltage cables that was more concerning to me at the time. Was amazed at how hot a SWA cable can get with a few hundred amps that is as thick as your arm. That was one of the most worrying times... next up was under the floor in a house and I managed to get stuck under the incomming cast iron gas pipe....the oh, sh*t moment. hahaha.
 

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Korishan said:
Well dratcola, Cherry67! Just rain down on my party :p

I am sorry to destroy your pipedreams, sometimes reality hurts, but as sooner as better, as we like to say... :D :D
 

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My problem was not a doorbell, I had a hard time finding the doors I wanted. I always wanted to have sliding doors on my house and when I found doors for good prices on the doors direct website, I had to buy one. The sliding glass doors they have in their offer are just perfect for my house. I was so lucky to have found that offer and the low price does not mean bad quality. It is quite different, the doors I got are excellent and I know that they will last me for a long time. It is great when you find something like this.
 

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Geek said:
completelycharged said:
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There was a commercial greenhouse near where I grew up that was under a 132kV line and hung hundreds of tubes in the greenhouse to provide light 24x7. They ended up getting prosecuted as they were the only greenhouse with no power supply that was lit up 24x7.. hahah
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That's a bit rude. It's not like they stole the electricity. It simply 'leaked' out of the lines.

No way on earth would I muck around with coils of wire under a HV line. Unless you really know what you are doing, what if you did actually manage to energize a coil. Would it be 1v, 10v, or 132kv?


BlueSwordM said:
What kind of person would actually get near a 10kV+ line?

That would be a death sentence.

You can get a Fluro light to glow from the ground. It is a very safe experiment. Google Furos Glowing Under HV Line.



Just Put the Tubes attached to the antenna of my Amateur Radio Transceiver. 50+ Watts are enough to Light Up. My neighbour thought it burns Up...
 
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