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Re: 220V transformers on 120V?

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

Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <tesla-at-ian-dot-org>
> I bought a 15kV neon transformer without noticing it
> was 220V until I opened it up.
> Can I just get a voltage converter and run it off that?

	It needs to be of appropriate power, cf below.
	(Subtle trick:
	If a transformer of appropriate power rating, with
	other outputs AND a tapped )or two independent
	windings) is available, THAT can be used as a step
	up, using just the input windings.

> If I give it 120V will I get half the voltage out of it?

	...and half the power...