# Re: 15,000 volts+15,000 volts = 15,000 volts?

```Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <FutureT-at-aol-dot-com>

There's no reason both the voltage and current should double.
If they did, you'd get four times the power from the combo.
You can see that wouldn't make sense.   In any case, you're

If the NST's were put in series, then the voltage would double,
but not the current.  In either case, you get double the power,
but not four times the power.  To get four times the power
would be "magic", and not realistic.  (The NST's cannot be
put in series of course because they'll be destroyed due to
their center-tapped construction.  If they're single ended
NST's then two can be put in series.  Single ended NST's
are common only in the lower voltages such as 3kV.)

You can do a test with batteries from a flashlight.  Use two
batteries and put them in parallel, measure your voltage,
and say, "Oui, je comprends maintenant !".

John

>
> how come when you put two 15kv/30ma transformers together in a parallel, you
> get 15kv/60ma back? Why don't you get 30,000/60ma back out?
> Thanks