Re: Bombarder xfmr

Subject:  Re: Bombarder xfmr
  Date:  Wed, 11 Jun 1997 17:00:15 +0500
  From: "Alfred A. Skrocki" <alfred.skrocki-at-cybernetworking-dot-com>
    To:  Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>

On Wed, 11 Jun 1997 03:38:40 -0400 Kevin M. Conkey
<teslacoil-at-mindspring-dot-com> wrote;

>  Am I right in assuming that, since this bombarder acts more like a neon
> xfmr, that I would not need the usual resistance across my variable
> choke? I should treat this like a giant 30kv neon, with the advantage of
> lowering the current if I chose?

As far as I a aware the only differences between a bombarder 
transformer and a neon sign transformer is a bombarder has a higher 
current capacity and is not inherently current limited. This is why 
you MUST ALWAYS use a bombarder with a current limiting choke! And
no you don't need any resistance in the circuit it will only increase 
your losses.


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