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What size transformer to build feather

Messages posted to thread:
Rigs 06-Dec-17
JusPassin 07-Dec-17
unhinged 07-Dec-17
Cameron Root 07-Dec-17
JusPassin 07-Dec-17
BATMAN 07-Dec-17
SB 07-Dec-17
hvac tech 07-Dec-17
From: Rigs Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Dec-17


Greetings All,

For those of you who have built feather burners using old train transformers...what kind of power should I be looking for?

Thanks in advance.

Happy hunting, Jason

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-Dec-17

Will depend a lot on the gauge of the niochrome wire you use.

From: unhinged
Date: 07-Dec-17

I tried an old train transformer, it kinda sucked at the job. I bought a cheap Keystone 120v to 12v 75 watt max output mini transormer and it's much better.They should cost under $15.

From: Cameron Root
Date: 07-Dec-17

Cameron Root's embedded Photo

For a young ribbon I use a 10 amp battery charger

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-Dec-17

Battery charger was just what I was thinking you might try. Some have multiple settings.

From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-Dec-17

Train transformers MIGHT work but I don't think very well? Doesn't take too long before they seem to over heat and start stinking! Made me kinda a nervous about the circuits and FIRES!

From: SB
Date: 07-Dec-17

Isn't that pretty hard on a battery charger? a dead short?

From: hvac tech
Date: 07-Dec-17

No because he nichrome wire absorbs the current floe which is DC current and then simply heats up the wire . when you charge a battery the lead plates absorb the current then through a chemical acid action create electricity D C . any resistance heat is a controlled short . the burner is a electric heater.

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