This is Turtle.
Well if they are dry packs rip them apart.
Use a grinder on the welded seam and a hack saw on the coil packs. If you use a
torch on the case you will get bad vapor from inside.
Check the capasitor out for being dry pack also . The same story for them.
Gee wonder what a 8KW UPS is worth?
Probably more than you would get for it's parts at a scrapyard.
Just paid $120 for a 3KW and $100 for a 2.2KW APC rack mount units.
Batteries were bad and sold as such.
Eight new batteries were just over $200 delivered.
Both units are up and running 24 / 7, one at our retail shop and one at our
home both supporting a phone system and two Novell servers each.
Great question. First of all, everything in my house is already on
UPSes. From a previous deal where I bought a $45 lot of 28 APC UPSes,
bought new batteries, and made $2,500 profit. I have a few more UPSes
languishing in my garage, waiting to be used.
As for the latest UPS, I bought a military surplus lot for $80:
1. Clary OnGuard 3 phase UPS about 250 lbs.
2. Clary OnGuard 1 phase UPS about 250 lbs
3. Ferrups 3 kVa UPS about 200 lbs without batteries
4. Several garbage typewriters and one new in box typewriter
5. 8kVa mystery UPS without front panel, with a battery bank. It is
not repairable without the front panel. I now think that it is not
Ferrups. It is a 500 lbs monster.
6. A big badass Canon color copier, about 200 lbs.
That item 5 is what I am demolishing. I may be able to sell the 250V
battery bank to some homepower types. No batteries though. I do not
think that I can sell the UPS proper. So I am taking it apart in order
to, first, be able to handle it without risk of injury, second to get
useful screws and wires etc, and third to sell good parts like
isolation transformer or capacitors.
Is a three phase unit ? - might be a great unit for two phase to three phase
need or Wye to Delta or voltage to voltage work.
I used to use big ones on machines I wroked and designed on - wish I had one
for just that.
Martin Eastburn, Barbara Eastburn
@ home at Lion's Lair with our computer firstname.lastname@example.org
I dunno. I think that in reality, no one needs these things, a thought
such as "would be nice to play with one" probably crosses minds of a
few people, but not many of those actually want to acquire such a
If you have a reasoned opinion otherwise, maybe you can suggest how I
can try to find people who need it.
I live in Western suburbs of Chicago.
Post an add in your local bargainmart or do a web search for tesla
clubs in your area.
If you where in KY I'd buy it, I've been looking for a good deal on a
older pole pig transformer and pole capacitors for a couple years.
Handy if you want to make a rail gun or shrink quarters.
i keep seeing reviews and raves about this naturalisproducts.com and
organiconline.com.sg . many people are discussing in beauty forums and
magazines have positive reviews on this . but this thing ain't new, its
been around for 20 years! anyone tried can feedback to me on exactly
how good it is?
can anyone help me please, am looking for the local distributor or any
shop selling the naturalis range of skin and body care products, from
this company http://www.naturalisproducts.com . looking for this
urgently. for those who have not come across it, its some foodbased
anti-aging products. i googled for this and received result
showing its available at http://www.organiconline.com.sg . i need this
urgently but shipping from singapore will take some time, if anyone is
distributing this please contact me at email@example.com
urgently. i have a group of us looking to buy this. thanks!
I might want those.
Can't say I have a use for the transformer though (even if I knew the
ratings), it's just too big!
"I've got more trophies than Wayne Gretsky and the Pope combined!"
- Homer Simpson
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See this thing has a big contactor in it. If it does you can sell that
on ebay. Also look for large diode packs also a good ebay item. I know
those caps will sell on ebay because I've bought a bunch just like
those for amplifier projects. Hmm might have some big IGBT devices on
there used in the frequency switching circuit another ebay item.
That transformer you can just chisel the windings off. Latter you
might wind a new primary for say 220 and make a great welder or
serious DC power supply.
Another use for that transformer would be for solar houses as a step
up transformer for the battery racks.
Thanks. Yes, I will pull it apart and try to sell various parts that I
do not need.
I am pretty fascinated by the idea of having my own welder. Since
there are many windings on this transformer already, it just might
have one low voltage winding, and with a few big ass diodes I would
have a serious DC power source.
I am now making a subpanel in my garage, so, it would all fit with
having my own welding machine. Of course, I need to learn a lot about
what is involved in welding equipment. Great idea.
That would not be for me...
All in all, great thoughts!
Its a big relay, a solenoid actuated switch (sorta)
You'll probably have to wind another primary sized for the welding
On the secondary side you might be using something like #4 or bigger
wire, and you'll have to add an inductor.
Look around on the web you should be able to use that transformer form
for something really cool and dangerous
Welding is a skill that takes time and
preferably instruction to master. I
suggest that if you want to learn how to
weld, you take a community college course.
The transformer is probably sized to make
a decent welder, but the task is not trivial.
You'll have to figure out the turns ratio,
calculate the size of wire and number of
turns for the new secondary, wind it, probably
make an inductor and deal with the leads.
So, one thing at a time. Learn to weld,
research building your own welder and go
from there. Don't try to do it all at
I hope that I can handle that. It is just simple math.
Okay. At first, I want to understand, basically, what is it that is
necessary for declaring an apparatus a welding machine. What are the
requirements for a good welding machine? DC, AC, amps, does it need to
be adjustable voltage, etc.
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