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Re: What am I doing wrong with this power supply?
Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <davep-at-quik-dot-com>
> I've got a 14KV potential transformer, designed for testing
>high voltage lines.
More typically used to read the voltage on the line,
either for voltage as voltage, or to meter power.
> 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 coil.
Potential transformers while usable are not what I
would call 'high current'.
> I've got about 15mH 20 amp worth of inductors connected in
>series with one of the feed lines to the transformer.
I'll infer low voltage side?
> The spark gap will pop, but it won't fire.
> What am I doing wrong here?
What current on the side being fed?
What voltage across the low voltage (driven) side
of the potential transformer?