|[AMRadio] Old X-Ray Gear High Voltage Available|
Joe A. Taylor
n4nas1 at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 20 20:02:28 EST 2006
As an old retired radiology tech and hosp. adm I offer a few
words of caution here. The 10kv mentioned would likely be
lower than actual rating. A 30kv - 110kv would be typical so
these things are highly dangerous as far as high voltage is
concerned. I assume the federal requirement of removal of the
x-ray tubes has been acomplished as you really don't want the
thing to work....... smell the ozone....
Finally... the oil of these are laced with PCBs and cannot be
disposed of except through hazmat services... yes I had one
from a similar removal of old equipment and it was a lot more
trouble than it was worth for me. Cost me a fortune to scrap
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Subject: [AMRadio] Old X-Ray Gear High Voltage Available
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 14:05:08 -0500
> Hello All,
>An employer is clearing an estate that was a former doctors office
and has two 1940 or earlier Picker X-Ray machines.
> See pix at
> There are three large oil filled KV transformers and one
smaller one possibly 10 kv @ 200 ma. The 3 large ones are series
connected secondaries with , I believe, 110 volt primaries and
measure approx 2ft X 2ft round cast tubs. I had originally thought
that these were capacitors but at least one tag indicates
> If anyone is interested in this or knows someone who might be
able to remove the entire setup please contact me.
> This gear will be demolished soon along with the building once
the property sale has final closing early in next year.
> It is all Museum quality and parts of it still power up.
>Last used and certified about 15-20 years ago.
> Located in south central PA.
>Viewing by appointment. Some actual pix available on request.
>All is still mounted and wired in.
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