CGA Monitor Flyback ???
I decided to try hooking up the guts of a CGA monitor to my
TC last night just to see how it performs. It worked
better than my 9kv-at-30ma NST. I was able to open the spark
gap up to about twice as wide. Longer sparks and all too.
It also only needed 40volts on the variac to get it going.
Actually not much difference between 60 to 120 volts input.
So now I am curious, Do you think this flyback is going
through a diode turning it into DC. The bang rate was
very steady, but it definately did not sound like it
was doing 120bps, it sounded a lot slower than that.
Also do these types of flybacks beat at 60 hertz or do
they put out a higher freq? I hear a lot of cool sounds
when I start powering up the variac.
Does anybody have a guestimate on the voltage and
amperage on these devices?
This thing seems to like being hooked up to the TC
much more than running a jacobs ladder. It starts
to smake in about 15 seconds in the jacobs ladder.
Doesn't seem to smoke when attached to the TC.