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RE: 220V transformers on 120V?



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

>I bought a 15kV neon transformer without noticing it
>was 220V until I opened it up.

Lemmie guess,
Itís the slob on E-bay who is selling a TON of these and has the "220
in" voltage in micro print at the bottom of the ad. 
He wasn't selling one of these until he yanked that part and moved it to
the bottom of the auction page.

Just wondering,
Jim L

-----Original Message-----
From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 7:38 PM
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Re: 220V transformers on 120V?

Original poster: "BunnyKiller by way of Terry Fritz
<twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <bigfoo39-at-telocity-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?
>
>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
>
>
>
>
>
Hi Ian...

using 120 on a 220 trannie will give you 1/2 the output voltage...   to 
get full voltage use a transformer what is known as a Buck/Boost 
transformer ....   you put 120 into it and will get 220 volts out...   
be sure to specify 120 in 220 out if you buy one   if you do the scrap 
heap search , normally there is sometype of info on it     like   pri 
120  sec 220 etc.

Scot D