Re: Flyback Transformers

Hi Phil and everyone,
                      Phil wrote....

> Another thing, which is probably obvious to everyone else. I got
> hold of a flyback transformer and hoped to build a solid state coil
> from it. (Heavy duty stuff is impossible in my current
> accommodation!). Anyway, I ordered all the bits and made it, only
> to discover that the flyback transformer HT lead lacked continuity
> with any of the other leads on the thing!

If it was out of a colour monitor or colour TV, that is most likely
to be correct. These things have high voltage diodes buried in the
potting, and require a turn-on voltage somewhat higher than normal
resistance meters provide. More than just a couple of volts is needed
to get these things to conduct.