Sure, you can rectify a NST. Probably best to use a bridge rectifier, which
will conduct on both positive and negative swings of the secondary. A half
or full wave circuit will not load each half of the secondary every other
half cycle, which will cause the unloaded peak voltage to be high which can
lead to premature insulation breakdown and NST death.
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From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 6:03 AM
Subject: NST->DC Re: CGA Monitor Flyback ???
> Original Poster: "Jan Florian Wagner" <jwagner-at-cc.hut.fi>
> before commenting, I'd like to ask a question along the same topic. To
> make a DC Tesla coil using a NST, can I use HV rectifiers on the NST
> secondary side? Or is this a bad idea with NSTs?