Re: More Power
> I second that. I cooked (flaming melt down) one 4kv,300mA photocopier
> transformer. On the second transformer I put a static gap but set it too
> far apart (the sparks were awsome from the TC before the transformer
> arced over!). I repaired the transformer and set the static gap to
> breakdown without anything connected to the transformer. I also put
> a big choke (50 turns of RG58 without braid on 1" cross section by
> 3" by 4" hypersil "C" core) in series with the transformer. Fired the coil
> for N hours without so much as a sputter out of the transformer.
Your choke would actually have been better if you'd used the braid
IMO! You don't want a ringing choke although the core would have been
something of a Q killer at TC frequencies.