Measuring neon transformer current rating

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From: Daniel W. Hess                                pager; 214 910 8489
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Subject: Measuring neon transformer current rating
Chris; This isn't very scientific, but since I have oodles of neon
transformers in my possession, I'd say it's a 15 kv -at- 60 ma. I have
several transformers in this capacity by different manufacturers and
they're all pretty much the same size.  Good luck.


*** Reply to note of 12/12/96 23:42
>From ccudahy-at-calumet.yorku.ca Thu Dec 12 14:41:40 1996
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 12:27:02 -0500 (EST)
From: Chris Cudahy <ccudahy-at-calumet.yorku.ca>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Measuring neon transformer current rating

Hi all..  I have a neon sign transformer that I got a while ago. It seems to
work fine (I've been running a jacobs ladder off it occasionally) and I'd
like to use it in a TC system, but it doesen't have a plate on it, and I
have no idea how much current it puts out.
 Is there any good way to measure it's current rating ?
It's pretty large (23cm x 10cm x 14cm) with 4cm long, 3.5cm dia ceramic
insulators on the ends - anyone have a similarly sized neon & could
hazard a guess ?

I'm planning on running with a 0.009ufd cap off it.


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