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>
    To:   tesla-at-pupman-dot-com

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Hello All,

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
2KV output.

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.