Re: A fried xformer

In a message dated 96-07-23 04:40:50 EDT, you write:

 Tell me someone: I hooked my 15kv neon { new } transformer leads to each
 of a  36000v .05uf capacitor for a little while, until I heard the frying
 noise then removed it. The plates are seperate; It wasent a dead short, I
 could understand it then but I was just charging the cap and timing the
 duration of  time to the degree of loss to see how much charge was lost over
 different time periods. Why would this burn up a transformer, why; why why
 why why why!     Stephen Sanders.


I lost a neon transformer doing the same thing.  I was trying to "burn in" a
new home made capacitor, like the directions said.  I think it sets up
oscillations in the secondary and cooks it.

Ed Sonderman