Introduction: Home Wound High Voltage Transformer
Extremely dangerous, but fun to look at .
Draws 50 - 65 amps from the mains when ballasted and 80 - 100 when not ballasted.
Step 1: Obtain Enamelled Copper Wire
18 AWG For overwind
8 AWG for primary
For 230 VAC input, we are going to need 230 + 770 turns. One turn is about 40 cm, so get at least 400 meters.
Step 2: Wire It Up
High Voltage and high Current arcs