Flyback transformers and how to convert them to AC Answered
I'm in the need of quite a few electronics for my new lightning tube project, on of them is a suitable HV transformer for high frequencies.
Salvaging from plasma balls or similar is pointless as those transformers only get to around 3kV at best.
With BW TV set getting really rare these days I decided to look into the modern version of the flyback transformer - the DST, Diode Split Transformer.
If you ever did some Tesla stuff you will know that everyone says a modern flyback is no good as it only provides DC output.
With basically no info on the net how these things look internally it was down to destorying a few until I got to know what to look out for andhow to remove the HV diodes between the secondary coil packs.
I know not too many people will need a HV AC tranformer that can operate with several kHz so I though I ask first if it is worth to create an Instrucatable on this topic alone, otherwise I will just include a very short version of it with my Instrucable on the lighnig tube project.
Have to say that is a quite messy and stinky procedure involving a lot of heat and the risk of burns to your fingers.