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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>

> Yes, and you won't get only half the voltage but also half of the
> short-circuit current.

	Has this been measured?
	I can't think why the current would be less once
	firing.  (Yes: half the voltage would give half
	the OPEN CIRCUIT voltage, which might complicate
	setting the gaps....)

	The short circuit current is set by the 'shunts',
	independent of the windings or the voltage.


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> To: <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 8:45 PM
> Subject: 220V transformers on 120

> <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