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Re: 220V transformers on 120V?

Original poster: "Luigi Calligaris by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <luigicalligaris-at-libero.it>

Yes, and you won't get only half the voltage but also half of the
short-circuit current.
For that reason you'll put out only 25% of the NST's nominal power.

You can use an autotransformer to step up the voltage...they are quite easy
to find.
In the worst case, you can get it from an electrical hardware dealer.

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Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 8:45 PM
Subject: 220V transformers on 120V?

> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> 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?
> If I give it 120V will I get half the voltage out of it?
> Thanks, folks.
> --
> Ian Smith
> www.ian-dot-org
> www.sportsmogul-dot-com