Re: 7 kv -at- 1 amp[ transformer

Skip Greiner writes...

> I have a chance to pick up a 7 kv -at- 1 amp plate transformer at a very 
> good price. I wonder if anyone in the group has attempted to work with 
> this low a voltage transformer....successfully? 
> Would appreciate any inputs

Yes, one of my coils currently works with a lower current rated 
transformer of about the same voltage. I use a single tungsten gap,
no quenching with a 0.1uF capacitor. The system works well and no
quenching necessary. Throws sparks about 4 - 4 1/2 feet with 1600W