Re: electronic neon transformers

The electronic transformers are useless in tesla applications. If they
manage to
put out enough voltage, the solid-state electronics will be fried by the
RF. The
only neons you can use are the normal coil and core type. If you can't find a
good xfmr, find one that puts out enough power for your application and rewind
it. I'll add more details if you need them.

            --Doug Brunner

Tesla List wrote:

> Original Poster: "j" <lex-at-lexis.free-online.co.uk>
> Hi,
> So far I haven't been able to obtain a decent transformer in the UK.
> I've now come across some electronic neon devices but not sure if they'll be
> any good.
> They range from 3kV-at-50mA tto about 9kV-at-25mA all output is at 32kHz.
> Anyone have experience of these devices?
> Does the high (relatively) output frequency have any affect on the tesla
> coil design/circuits.
> Any help would be welcome.
> Also if anyone can offer wire-wound transformers at a reasonable price (I
> don't want to have to pay heaps in shipping charges) I maybe interested.
> Thanks,
> Jon
> Jon-at-lexis.free-online.co.uk