Is this the right way to make a 2 MOTstack and is this the right way to ballast it with a MOT? for a tesla coil?

I just want to be a 100% sure that i did this right before i plug this thing in, because i don't want to kill the transformers or myself :D
So if you guys could confirm that i did this right (or not and if not why) i might feel a bit more comfortable :)

thanks for all the help! love this community and tesla coils!

explanation:

powersupply:
2 mots with the secondaries placed in series while the primaries are paralleled
ballast:
1 mot with the secondary shorted (both ends to the core) and grounded to the mains ground

the neutral wire from the mains is directly connected to the 2motstacks first primary
while the hot wire from the mains is connected to the ballast it's primary and then to the 2motstacks first primary

finally i taped one 2000V terminal to the wooden box and the other 2000v terminal to a 4ft PVC pipe that acts as a chickenstick

Did i do this correctly?
here is the picture with explanation from what i did

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twotower1 year ago

I just uploaded 2 wiring diagrams. Since I am in the US and we have 110/120V live voltage I need to combine 2 110V legs to make 220/240V. It looks like you on the other hand have 1 solid 230V Supply and 1 Return. In your case, you would use the second diagram with transformers that are designed to run on 220V.

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twotower1 year ago

Hi, not sure how old your post is. I have a 4 mot power supply that appears to be set up like yours, except that I'm running it off of 240V (120V + 120V). So each half of the power supply is identical to yours. have a video of the original test. I found that having the secondary coil shorted on the "Ballast MOT", caused it to heat up extremely fast. In fact they got hot so fast, that this did not seem like a viable option as a power supply. What was your experience? Here is a link to my video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rhz52K9qkU

just sent you an email mate with an amended pic
Could you send me that picture if you still have it please? Also if your from Australia a link to pvz2 would also be nice! Lol hegemon21@gmail.com