Re: Neons??? Urgent!!

From: 	Rick Holland[SMTP:rickh-at-ghg-dot-net]
Reply To: 	rickh-at-ghg-dot-net
Sent: 	Thursday, December 25, 1997 12:17 PM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: Neons??? Urgent!!

Tesla List wrote:
> From:   Zuma[SMTP:mwise-at-ns.sosis-dot-com]
> Reply To:       mwise-at-ns.sosis-dot-com
> Sent:   Wednesday, December 24, 1997 11:48 PM
> On my neon I recently unpotted, I ran it hooked up to a neon light.
> The primary got extremely hot, hot enough it was boiling what little bit
> of tar that was left on it off. Is this normal?
> Chris

No, this is not normal. If you used a solvent to unpot the tranny, you
may have dissolved some of the winding insulation. Also, the nick in the
primary could very well be shorting. I suggest you soak the thing in a
bucket of shellak for several hours at least and allow to dry. 

	Rick Holland

	The Answer is 42.