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Dave, did you measure the secondary resistance before it may have failed?
With a sufficiently sensitive measurement, a follow up measurement should
show a lower resistance - if a failure occurred.

This assumes you have a meter with very good accuracyâ?¦

On Sun, Dec 5, 2021 at 11:44 AM Dave Delman <doctordhd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I have a simple spark gap Tesla Coil that worked with an 10kV oil burner
> ignition transformer...until the transformer blew out. At one point there
> was an arc to the middle of the secondary but I believe that I was able to
> add extra polyurethane and I believe that it still worked afterwards,
> again
> until the OBIT blew.
> I moved and I now have a 15kV neon sign transformer, so I added capacitors
> in series with my MMC to allow for the higher voltage.
> I have never been able to get the Tesla Coil to work again.
> If the secondary had a shorted turn, would tgat prevwnt it from working?
> How can I test the secondary?
> Any Tesla Coil enthusiasts near Monroe Township, NJ?
> Thank you,
> David Delman
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