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4. Locrian

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Appreciate it turin! I agree with your advice and my company is going to have one wound for us instead of buying the one from the company that made the original. We recently grabbed an osciloscope and determined it's inductance (with a little help from a sophmore physics lab sheet that my parter used to teach ) and are going to have a local specialty place wind us a new one. That's the trick; the cooling coil isn't separable from the magnet so if you bust your coil you have to replace the whole thing.

If something melts down and a 12kV 50 amp arc decimates our labspace I'll let you know, if I'm around to do it!

5. Njorl

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I never worked on a magnetron, but I did work on an orotron. The most important factor was field continuity, not the exact field strength. The condition of the pole pieces was the most significant factor in field continuity. Can you remove the pole pieces before shipping out the magnet? This assumes you'll be more careful removing and replacing them than the repairman though!

Njorl

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