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salvaged parts: instructable ideas? Answered

I found a nonfunctional UPS at a church yard sale and was able to salvage the following items: 1 class h transformer (about 5 cubic inches if that means anything) 1network transient protector plug-in 4 4 x 3 aluminum plate heat sinks 4 6v 11a gel-cell pb acid batteries and the circuit board may have some components that aren't fried too. anything practical would be great.

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porcupinemamma

9 years ago

any chance you could include pictures of the stuff?

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conrad2468

9 years ago

TESLA COIL! use the transformer and search Tesla coil on here....

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travis7s

9 years ago

Transformer could be used for a lot of things depending on whats its output voltage is. Can't go wrong with the batteries and heatsinks too, always useful :)

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lemonie

9 years ago

Do you actually know what's wrong with the thing? What you can do with it depends upon what's bust - test them? L

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harlyquinlemonie

Answer 9 years ago

no, I'm not sure which part of the circuit board is dead, but I know the batteries still hold a charge. Several transistors look scorched but none of the fuses burned out. truth be told I don't know enough about electrical theory to try to fix something with such a relatively high current. I guess I should go over the components with my multimeter, I'll be back with a list of working parts later. Mostly I just wanted to know if there was anything I could do with the transformer.

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lemonieharlyquin

Answer 9 years ago

I've got several transformers, they're useful as power supplies. Might you have an intact rectifier (black, square 4 pins) or set of 4 diodes? These'll give you a DC power source, and if the batteries are good you have another. L