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Will I kill my MOTs?

Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Hhchicken1-at-aol-dot-com>

Hi list! 
I decided to upgrade my coil a bit, and first thing was the power supply.  I 
intend to use two MOTs back-to-back with center grounded.  I rigged them up 
with a 16A breaker (at 240v) and it made a nice little spark - I accidently 
knocked one of the wires and it sprang back, drawing the arc to over a foot - 
that scared me!  Anywayz, I am running them with no ballast.  They don't trip 
the breaker but am I going to kill them over time by running them like this?   
I have another, smaller, MOT that I could use as ballast but presumably this 
would reduce the power somewhat.  Just wondering whether it's absolutely 
necessary to use it. 
Henry Hallam