Re: Flyback Transformers

>From: Jeffrey Wiggins <73041.2215-at-CompuServe.COM>
>To: Tesla List <tesla-at-poodle.pupman-dot-com>
>Subject: Flyback Transformers
>(flybacks are especially boring when hooked up on a TV chassis and said TV 
>is turned on!)
You are using it wrong, disconnect the horizontal and vertical drive
from the sync circuit and reconnect to the audio! Vola', light organ;)

>I built a miniature coil recently using a corona transformer from a photocopier
>4.8kV -at- 7.8mA  for a whopping 37Watts!  It produces an energetic display of 2"
>streamers all round the toroid - 0.75" x 4" - at 580kHz (bye-bye broadcast

Is that a DC output?
>Why bother, you ask?  I hate to see an HV transformer that's not in use!!
>BTW what is it with streamers, anyway?  My other coil produces 22" streamers
>to a grounded target.  But, while making this measurement, I watch as
>other, longer streamers zip (zap?) right past said target.  Why is the grounded
>a less attractive destination for TC discharges?
It may explain the difference in streamer behavior.