Re: Potential Transformers
Earlier, i wrote:
>>My search for a suitable potential transformer continues.....
My rationale for choosing a potential transformer is based primarily
on space limitations. I have a "sensitive" neighbor, so outdoor firings are
not something I can do routinely. (He likes to call the police for anything
out of the ordinary, which places constraints on a number of my hobbies!)
That leaves me with a garage and basement, limiting my sparks to about 6
feet or so. I have a nice RF ground in my basement, so most of the work is
done there. I will also probably stick with 120 volt A.C. for input using
1-2 kVA. Thus, the decision for a potential transformer instead of a pole pig.
On another note, that 9 kV 150 mA neon transformer I blew last week
spent a couple days in my freezer over the weekend. I then proceeded to
chip away the tar quite easily using a small hammer and screwdriver.
Warning: Lots of tar shards everywhere, and lifting a cold 60 pound
transformer out of the bottom of a freezer is not recommended. One winding
shows signs of overheating. Still have to strip off the remaining tar near
the windings. May soak it in a solvent for a few days. Suggestions?
Mark S. Rzeszotarski, Ph.D.