Re: Neon Xfmr Pricing


>Boy, that price is kind of tough to comment on.  It depends on your
>situation. If you could get 12/60's for $20 or less, I would get them.

At $20 I'd have grabbed them, it's under my "mad" money limit. I just spent
$17 for 3 glass blowing torches at the same store today.

>However, if you have had trouble finding neons at all, it would be worth
>buying. Two things to consider:  It is convenient to have one "compact"
>unit rather than dealing with ganging transformers; and if you have two (or
>more) units ganged together, you can smoke one and still be left with
>something. Another thing -- A new 15/30 runs about $130 (ouch!).

Ouch is right, Today I call up a local Sign Supply store. The have 38 -
count them, 38 - 12KV 120ma's for $94.50 each! Bad deal at alltronics I
guess. I've called a Neon Sign company today to see if they have any used
xformers and should talk to the owner tomorrow.

If not, I continue to tweek my 7.5KV 20ma xenon sparker and buy the new 12KV
120 next week.

                        thanks for the price guidelines.