Re: Primary Coil Power Supply...

Subject:  Re: Primary Coil Power Supply...
  Date:   Thu, 12 Jun 1997 23:31:54 +0100
  From:  "V C Watts" <V.C.Watts-at-btinternet-dot-com>
    To:  "Tesla List" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>


> 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
> --- Received from ETL.ETLNLHY +44-1483-303666        97-06-12 12:20
>   -> tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> 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
> coil.
> 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.
> Cheers
> Neil
> {:-)

Hello all,
So there are UK coilers,

I looked in yellow pages at sign manufacturers.  Found those that
neon signs and made a few phone calls.  In the end a very helpfull lady
supplied me with a 10KV 50ma from a company in Bristol.  Infact it cost
nothing as my son was interested in the subject for a school project and
she took sympathy.  By the way a new one would cost about 80.00.

Viv Watts.