Re: Neon Transformer Questions (bombarders)
Subject: Re: Neon Transformer Questions (bombarders)
From: chip (Chip Atkinson)
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 16:14:40 +0700
I've been really busy, so I'm a little late in replying,
When I went to a neon sign company to get a transformer, I saw their
bombarder. It was a pole pig! I pumped them for info about current
limiting, and it appeared that they had none. This was curious.
They pulled a spark off the HV end and it was something -- about 11"
of hot flame. Like an acetylene torch with the oxygen turned off.
If you are going to spend the $, you might as well get a pole pig.
I got mine for about the same $ that I have spent on neons over my
lifetime, except that I only have 3 neons to show for my $. I don't
expect to ever replace Wilbur (the pole pig :-)). Another good thing
is that if you use an arc welder to limit current, you have an arc
welder, so you can make neat stuff like cabinets, dollies for the