Re: Best transformers
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 1997 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: Best transformers
In a message dated 97-08-09 23:46:59 EDT, you write:
Hi, First post here. I here a lot of
mention that neons are eventually
doomed. If this is true, what would be
the ultimate xfmr to look for?
BTW does anyone offer a complete set
of plans that call out exact specs.
such as xfmr, primary, secondary.
etc... It seems for my first coil I'd
like to duplicate someones design that
has built a winner. Most plans seem to
leave you with a whole mess of
variables to stumble over.
Probably the ultimate transformer is a pole or distribution
transformer. These can withstand 125kV impulse surges.
Potential transformers are also robust. These are used by
electric power companies to measure their transmission
line voltages. These can be deadly transformers for the
Neon sign transformers aren't that bad if you have a few spares,
if one conks out...toss it out and replace it. Or just roast it for
awhile in an oven like Gary Weaver does to bring it back to life.
This will work if it has a tar short, but not if there's a wiring short.