How much power can be put through a disposable camera transformer?

I was using disposable camera circuit for charging a capacitor. I went up to about 30 volts at 2.48 amps wit h a dc regulated power supply. It started to give off a type of gas and I stopped and put it outside. Later, I tried again and it didn't work.

kevinsa57 years ago
Well, that sort of transformer is rated at 1.5v DC, so putting 20 times the regular amount probably isn't going to be good for it. It would put out a very high voltage, though (if it worked). I don't know about an absolute max for the incoming voltage, but probably sticking with 1.5 volts is the best. It's certainly a lot more safe. You may be able to daisychain multiple transformers together, but I'm not sure.