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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?