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Re: Bombarder transformers
Original poster: "Bill Vanyo by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <vanyo-at-echoes-dot-net>
There's a picture and price list here:
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
> Tesla list wrote:
> > Original poster: "Jake Draper by way of Terry Fritz
> ><twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <cybermecium2-at-home-dot-com>
> > What exactly are these bombarding transformers used for?
> > I notice that a lot of neon sign websites sell them but you have to
> > have a LOT of neon to use on a transformer like that. So what are
> > they used for exactly?
> One step in manufacture of neon (or any gas discharge)
> tube involves pulling a willful arc to 'condition'
> (clean?) the electrodes. This is done at reduced, but non
> zero air pressure, IIR. The bombarder transformers are
> designed for this particular job. (I've a book on neon
> sign tech around somewhere, if pressed...)