Barry's Coilguns

Transformer Used

The iron laminations were taken from a surplus transformer. Where did the transformer come from? How do you open a transformer?

Transformer Used

The device under test was the largest such item found in the local surplus electronics shops.

  • Allied Electronics 6K187VBR
  • Primary (pin 1 and 4): 115 / 230v
  • Secondary A (pin 5 and 7): 24v @ 4A
  • Secondary B (pin 6 and 8): 24v @ 4A
  • Made in Canada 3-18-2003

This photo shows the transformer as disassembly begins.

Beginning of transformer disassembly

Finally, this image shows the pieces after the transformer is fully taken apart.

Transformer parts

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