Discussion in 'Blades' started by Bear, Aug 26, 2006.
Good stuff Bear.
Yeah, this new forum software has a way of dredging up old stuff, like you
Looking forward to seeing the Spec's... 15Kw is an easy do, for my 20 Kw, 240Vac, Diesel Gensets, once the Invert Batteries come back up to Float. Usually in about 3 hours. I can treat that load the same as the Clothes Dryer, and only run it when the Genset runs. Propane is something that is a bit hard to come by around here in the winters, but I have LOTS of Diesel for the Gensets. Momma will like this idea, a lot. I suspect that it is low voltage, (Like 50V) and HIgh Amps, (300 amps) on the coils.
The machine is called a High Frequency Induction Heating Machine - Model number SP-15A
Input Power is 220 VAC
Max input power - 15 KVA
Max input current - 30 A
Input voltage - Single phases 220v 50-60 Hz
Voltage range - 180 - 245 v
Output frequency - 30 - 100 KHZ
Output Heat Current - 200A - 600A
Duty Cycle - 80%
Cooling Water - Water pressure > 0.2 Mpa Water flux > 2L/Min
I use a Dynaflux R1100 for the coolant...
There are youtube videos of induction heaters that do it yourself types have built.... I personally wouldn't try it but I'm not a rocket scientist and electrical current scares the crap out of me since elementary when I got a good jolt while soldering a hot circuit....
Hope that helps... let me know if you'd like more info or photos.... Glad to help...
Thanks Bear, Those are exactly the specs one will need to build such a device....
that is nice were can I get some fire brick from I been wanting to try some blade smiting.
I live in firewood living areas & all our local Hardware places have them in 1/2 bricks for the Airtight stoves .
If yur im my neck of the woods I know a guy who has a few pallets of them & 10 cents each , take home , dry & reheat ontop before major heat.
I live in Georgia
Large FlatRate USPS Box can hold a few... less that $20US to ship from Blaine, WA....
Great thread... Something I've always wanted to do but never got around to...
Reviving this Zombie just because of it's Awesomeness!!
I know there are some Forge Monkeys who can add to this....
A 3 page article, from May/June 1998 Backwoods Home Magazine, on building a portable forge for blacksmithing.
The ultimate in Damascus knife forging
An article from the March/April 2002 edition of Backwoods Home Magazine. It discusses the forging of tools that are handy around the homestead....
Asia-Off-Grid submitted a new resource:
Tools And Hardware For The Backwoods Home - An Article Discussing Forging Tools For Your Homestead
A primitive skills and materials forge blower
First i need to introduce myself and my workshop.i am a craftsman from china,own
a workshop of 5 people.
I am newbie here but i happy to meet...
Backwoods Home Magazine 1998 (May-June)
Brokor submitted a new resource:
Build Your Own Portable Forge - May/June 1998 Backwoods Home Magazine
Backwoods Home Magazine 1998 (May-June)...
Brokor submitted a new resource:
Build a Homestead Forge and Fabricate Your Own Hardware - Self Sufficiency / Backwoods Home Magazine 1995...
Backwoods Home Magazine, 1995 (November-December)
The complete printable index of all articles published in Backwoods Home Magazine from Issue #1...
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