it's also worth the very little effort. I've taken one apart to show you what you get.
PS: I'm only thirteen so don't be too critical
Step 1: Things You Should Know
1. Don't power up the magnetron. You will probably DIE
2. Don't use the transformer unless you know what you are doing
3. Be Safe
4.Take out any loose objects (the glass plate)
5. Have fun
The tools you will need are simple and everyone should have them.
A screwdriver and a pair of wire cutters.
It helps to have a drill with a screwdriver bit.
Step 2: OK
Enough Blabbering. Lets get started.
TIME TO CUT THE CORD!
Step 3: Remove the Cover
Step 4: Lets Have a Look Inside
Step 5: The Fan
This is good as a ventilation fan for the workshop of a cooling fan or something.
Step 6: The Cap and Diodes
the reason there are the diodes and capacitor in the microwave is because the magnetron requires DC current to operate. These two components (cap. and diode) are used to convert the AC current from the transformer to DC.
Warning: DON'T USE THE CAPACITOR UNLESS YOU ARE QUALIFIED AND YOU HAVE LOTS OF ELECTRICAL EXPERIENCE
Step 7: The MAGNETRON
The MAGNETRON. This thing heats up you food or drink or it cooks random stuff if you want to host you very own
"Is It A Good Idea To Microwave This?"
What this does is it converts the 2500 or so volts and transforms it into microwave radiation. Hence the name "Microwave"
Do not attempt to make a star-trek inspired microwave ray gun, you will most likely DIE
Step 8: The Transformer
I said up to 2.5A.
To find out your transformer's details, divide watts (of the microwave. goole your model in to find it if it doesn't state it on the microwave's body) by output voltage to find out the amps, volts times input amps equals watts (consumption) and amps (output) into watts (output) equals volts (output)
Step 9: The Timer
(note: It's powered by mains)
Step 10: Almost Done
Step 11: Done!
Summary of parts:
High voltage capacitor
A thermal fuse
I think thats it.
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