RE: Source of NSTs and bombarders (fwd) A bombarder is... (fwd)
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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 19:00:59 +-100
From: "Gregory R. Hunter" <ghunter-at-enterprise-dot-net>
To: 'Tesla List' <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: RE: Source of NSTs and bombarders (fwd) A bombarder is... (fwd)
A bombarder is essentially a very high power NST. They use them when
making a neon sign to run a lot of power through the tube to heat it up
so that it does all of its outgassing. Typical specs are 15 kVA or 25
kVA, almost always 240VAC input. They are basically a "big" transformer
(an amp at 15 kV) with a variable inductor in the primary to limit the
current. Sort of like a tesla coil primary supply....
OK, now I'm clear on bombarders, but what is a cold cathode transformer? I've seen on-line ads for them from outfits like France and Transco, but no explanation as to what they're good for.