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Old 18th Mar 2019, 10:16 pm   #477
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Default Re: Audiophoolery?

Originally Posted by emeritus View Post
I remember reading an article in a power journal that recounted how, during WWII, the shortage of copper in the USA led to the windings of some new power transformers urgently needed to supply electricity to a factory supplying the war effort, were made from silver bullion from the US Federal Reserve. As they weighed many tons and were operated at lots of kV, they were secure enough. The silver was reclaimed on cessation of hostilities. Apparently they exhibited low "copper losses" and had excellent on-load regulation, as might be expected.

Wasn't that the Manhattan Project?
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