bunnikillr at cox.net
Tue Aug 5 11:36:33 MDT 2008
Looking at the trannie in question, it looks like a "lower voltage"
X-Ray transformer. For tesla coiling, the output is a bit on the
"strong" side and will require design considerations above and beyond
standard coiling construction. As far as the price goes... 400$ ( unit
and shipping) is about par for something in that nature. BUT, in the
long run, setting up this trannie will be expensive. An appropriate
container, oil, insulators, etc. to house this beast can become pricey.
If you are looking to get into hi power coiling, check with Dr. Resonate
for pole pig ( distribution) transformers ( 10KVA 14.4KV about
200$+shipping). Shipping costs are usually on the steeper end for pole
piggies due to the weight but they come complete. Figure that the
shipping costs would be equal to or less than trying to set up a home
for the 50KV unit. Plus with a pole piggie from Dr. Res you can be sure
that it will work.
Final note: I am going to assume that you have experience building
coils and are looking for an answer to the 50KV unit...but if you are
new to coiling, consider a lower end unit like a 15KV 60mA neon unit
from the same seller... get some experience before jumping into the
killer stuff ( and I mean killer literally).
Robert Davies wrote:
> Hello All, In my area here in Florida scrap metal prices are so high
> it is basically impossible to find anything in the low budget or free
> arena. It looks like I will have to buy a transformer. Which is ok by
> me I just don't want to get stung. My question is what price range
> should I be looking to pay for a suitable transformer. I found one on
> Any advise would be most appreciated.
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