[TCML] Isolation Transformers / 1:1 Transformers
Gary.Lau at hp.com
Thu Sep 24 11:36:29 MDT 2009
I'm not sure what your goal is in using an isolation transformer, but be advised that it will do virtually nothing to block high frequency noise (RFI) from your mains. Common isolation transformers make no attempt to limit the capacitance from pri-to sec. Some very expensive units do, but we all just live with the fact that Tesla coils are RF (and acoustically) noisy. If you're in an apartment building in close proximity to neighbors and you're trying to be a good neighbor, I'm not sure there's anything you can do but to find a friend's house more distant from neighbors.
Regards, Gary Lau
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> From: tesla-bounces at pupman.com [mailto:tesla-bounces at pupman.com] On
> Behalf Of Peter Baitz
> Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 11:32 AM
> To: tesla at pupman.com
> Subject: [TCML] Isolation Transformers / 1:1 Transformers
> Hello all,
> Do any of you know of a good source for 1:1 Isolation Transformers in the 8 AMP
> 900 WATT 120VAC specification to isolate one's tesla coil from the mains (except
> of course magnetically) ? I have looked around and having a very hard time
> finding something promising in terms of affordable price (say much under $50).
> Much appreciate the input. And what isolation transformers do you all use for your
> TC's ?
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