Re: Re: Self-built power transformer

	Your not using a pipe are you?  The flux would be way to high on 
the little amount of iron you have and would probably saturate below 
30 volts unless you added a lot more turns in series.  Since the flux 
wouldn't have a closed path your mutual inductance will be really low.
This means that you will have an efficiency less than 25%.  If you 
want to make a good/decent HV transformer get a real transformer 

	I am not trying to bite your head off I am just trying to stop you from 
making that pretty smoke and wondering why it didn't work.

Erik Schulz

> Original Poster: Doug Brunner <dabrunner-at-earthlink-dot-net> 
>  It's currently not a closed core. However, I can probably put something in.
>  One
>  idea I want to check: it'll already be in a iron pipe (to contain the oil).
> If
>  it's got good magnetic coupling with the end caps, will it work OK?
>  Tesla List wrote:
>  > Original Poster: "D.C. Cox" <DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net>
>  >
>  > to: Doug
>  >
>  > I assume your core is a closed core -- if you try this with a straight 
> core
>  > and no closed magnetic path your losses will be horrible.
>  >
>  > DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net
>  >