Primary Coil Power Supply...
Subject: Primary Coil Power Supply...
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 12:20 +0200
From: NEIL HURSEY <ETL.ETLNLHY-at-MESMTPSE.ericsson.se>
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I'm trying to build my first Tesla Coil in the UK and am having
trouble trying to find a suitable transformer to drive the primary
The best I've found so far is microwave oven transformers with a
Does anyone know if these transformers could we wired in series,
say 5 transformers to produce 10kv output?
There are three main problems that I can see with this:
1) The transformers have slightly different specifications. Could
this cause a phase problem in connecting them in series?
2) Each transformer is capable of drawing about 1KW of power.
What would be a good method of limiting the current?
3) One end of the secondary coil of the transformers is soldered
to the earthed casing of the transformer. However, this could
be removed and connected to a separate terminal.
If any of you can help with these questions, or perhaps suggest
another transformer source in the UK it will be much appreciated.