Re: wiring 2 neons?
From: Bert Hickman[SMTP:bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-com]
Reply To: bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-com
Sent: Thursday, November 27, 1997 2:14 AM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: wiring 2 neons?
Tesla List wrote:
> From: Raymond C. Howes[SMTP:rchowes-at-email.msn-dot-com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 1997 4:05 PM
> To: Tesla List
> Subject: wiring 2 neons?
> Hi all,
> now that I have built my first coil I'm looking to add more power ar,ar.
> I have made a bigger salt water cap and now looking to hook up my spare
> 15kv 30ma trans. I read on gweaver webb page on wiring them in parrallel
> that leaving
> a1/4 air gap between the hv leads on both sides of the trans. that it
> SHOULD'NT spark
> across the gap,if it does, to wire the 120 leads in reverse on 1 trans,
> I have tried many wiring variations and the best I can get is for 1 hv side
> to spark
> Wiring both the 120ac the same on both trans, results in a spark on both hv
> Wiring either one the opposite results in only 1 side to spark. Both ground
> from the trans are connected to the ground on the powersupply.
> Running 2-15kv-at-30ma with the 120ac wired the same on the trans. results in
> no spark on the coil. Running 2-15kv-at-30ma with the 120ac wired in reverse
> gets a huge spark
> out of the coil. Does this mean they're wired right?What about the being
> phased properly? I only ran it for a second and figured the best thing for
> me to do is write a letter and find out from the pro's.
> If all else fails I will stay with 1 transformer. They both are
> 15kv-at-30ma heavy duty outdoor type but are from 2 different manufacturers.
> You all have helped me tremendously with my first coil and I really
> appreciate it ,
> Fr.Tom,Terry,Adam,Bert.P&Bert.H Thanks for the help and have a great
> Ray rchowes-at-msn-dot-com
It sounds like one of your transformers may have low output on one half,
while being OK on the other half. Sometimes you may see slight voltage
differences between similarly-rated transformers, but this shouldn't be
thousands of volts. I'd go with the hookup that gives you the best
results on your coil. If one of the trannies has a weak side, chances
are it will probably "go south" soon but you'll at least get some
coiling done with the combo.
-- Bert --