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Re: What am I doing wrong with this power supply?

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

Dave : I don't know the rating of your transformer. What is the normal
output of your secondary volts? Did you remove the meter? Keep in mind an
inductor reduces the current to your load. If you have excess inductance you
may not have enough current left to power the transformer.
    Robert  H

> From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 21:59:42 -0600
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: What am I doing wrong with this power supply?
> Resent-From: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Resent-Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 22:01:19 -0600
> Original poster: "David Thomson by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> <dave-at-volantis-dot-org>
> I've got a 14KV potential transformer, designed for testing high voltage
> lines.  The primary is the high voltage end and the secondary is connected to
> a
> meter.  That's the normal operation.  I'm trying to feed the low voltage end
> with 120V up to 20amp to get the high voltage, high current for my Tesla
> I've got about 15mH 20 amp worth of inductors connected in series with one of
> the feed lines to the transformer.  The spark gap will pop, but it won't
> What am I doing wrong here?
> Dave