Bombarder xfmr

Subject:     Bombarder xfmr
      Date:  Mon, 02 Jun 1997 11:05:08 -0400
      From:  "Kevin M. Conkey" <teslacoil-at-mindspring-dot-com>
        To:  Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
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I just acquired a bombarder xfmr and variable choke from a neon shop
that went out of business. It is rated at an output of 30 kV -at- 250 MA,
7.5 KW. It is a large open air design with 2 separate windings over the
primary. For $200!

I am wondering, is anyone out there familiar with these things that
could tell me how much overload capability these have and
how much abuse can they take?
How do they compare with a pole pig and neons?

Kevin M. Conkey