Swapping primary drive? Answered

I have laptop with a dying seagate drive, and before it dies completely, I got a hitachi drive as a replacement. My question is, how can I copy the disk exactly onto the new drive, keeping all files and programs intact so I don't have to re-install windows. I'm guessing I can't just copy and pasts, but maybe using xcopy? I have plenty of other computers and cables to use for transferring if needed.

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Primary and Secondary on a usb external drive?

I've got a external usb drive connector, and it only has a short yellow ide connector, what would happen if I connected a regular ide cable to the pins, would I be able to connect two drives? IE: 2 dvd burners?

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120V MOT transformer on 220V for spot welding machine? Answered

Hello i'm making a Spot welding Machine using a microwave transformer i'm removing the secondery coil to replace with 2 rounds of very thick wire for the output . the only problem is the transformer rated for 120V input Will it matter if i connect the primary to 220v ? i'm replacing the secondery anyway ?

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How do I use two mouses: one with primary button on left and the other with primary on right? Answered

I want to set up a second mouse with the primary button on the right. while keeping the primary button on the first mouse on the left.When I change it in windows (using Win 7) it changed the primary button on both mouses.I want each mouse with separate primary buttons.Does anyone know any program on how to do this?  

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Can I driver a transformer in multi primary coil? Answered

I have my flyback transformer. I use a CFL ballast to test the primary coil pinout I found (Pin 1,Pin 2) , (Pin 1,Pin 3) , (Pin 1,Pin 4) is the primary coil pinout Can I drive it with multi primary coil to get maxium voltage of it

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How do I determine the primary turns needed for this PLL solid state Tesla coil? Answered

I have nearly completed my SSTC but I am unsure how many primary turns are needed, is it just an educated guess, or is it calculated? There are no specifics on this on the website http://uzzors2k.4hv.org/index.php?page=pllsstc1.

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How do I determine how to best couple the primary coil of a Tesla Coil to the secondary coil?

I need to know what the best dimensions for the primary coil would be for this secondary: 505 mm length 0.72 mm wire thickness (21 gauge magnet wire) and 60.325 mm diameter I would appreciate some sort of formula where i can just substitute the primary voltage and get a measurement but if that is not possible use 27 volts for the primary voltage. If you have suggestions as to other aspects of the coil i could improve, i would be happy to listen. It is a solid state coil and i will probably put a capacitor in series with the primary to make it doubly resonant.

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Question about a flyback's polarity Answered

Hello, I am confused with this flyback transformer I have. I have a pulsed DC input on the primary coil (pulses from 0 to 15V) and that creates high voltage in the secondary coil. When I connect that input in the opposite direction (wrong polarity) I don't get high voltage any more. The possible explanation for this is that the primary coil has a diode in series with it. Now, I'm confused by this because I tested if there actually Was a diode in there (by connecting a DC supply and a DC motor, in series with the coil) and the motor always works! (also tested with a halogen light) I put the coil in series with the motor to test if there is a diode inside. If there would be one inside, the motor should not work in one of the two cases, when I switch the pins of the primary coil. So, as the results of the test tell me: there is no diode in series with the primary coil. could it be possible that there is a diode in parallel with the primary coil? If that's not possible, how come the flyback is not working when I connect the polarity incorrectly? Could someone please help me out with this? Thanks, Electorials

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Determining the amperage output of transformers?

I have two giant audio transformers that put out about 70 volts each. I want to determine what the maximum amount of current they can supply is, because they're really nice transformers, and I wouldn't want to break them by over-heating them. Is there any way to do this mathmatically? I have a multimeter that can measure ohms and voltage, but it can't measure watts, and the fuses for the ammeter are blown, and I can't replace them right now. Bear in mind that this is about as much as I know about the transformers, other than they're heavy, and that primaries are 120 volts each.

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How to find out the feedback coil and primary coil pins on a flyback transformer? Answered

I have an old one and a newer one. And where is the hv negative?

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Why do primary coils differ in shape and location between different Tesla Coils? Answered

I've been researching Tesla Coils, and one thing in particular strikes me, no one seems to agree on a shape and placement for the primary coil. I've seen reverse cone, cylinder, perpendicular spiral, and just wrapped haphazard. You can see which coil is primary in the following images, as well as examples of different styles of wrapping for the coils.  I've also seen the primary coil placed at the base of the secondary, as well as in the center of the secondary. I've gathered the following information in my research (I'm pretty sure everything is correct): The primary coils, through induction, transfers the charge to the secondary coils. The primary coils are much thicker to allow for the large amounts of current running through them. For maximum induction, you want the same amount of surface area for primary and secondary coils (I've seen this written in different ways at different places).  (You don't not want Maximum Induction see: steveastrouk's comment below) Primary coils are placed in a way to allow for....... (this is where things start to fall off and the reason for my question). So, if your goal is to have the most charge transfered from one coil to another, why are there so many different styles? Does one style benefit over another? Is there a logical reason one would opt for one one style rather then another? Thank you. Image Credits: Image 1: parts information Image 2 & 3: cylinder and cylinder centered Image 4: wrapped haphazard Image 5: reverse cone Image 6: not sure Image 7: perpendicular spiral

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hi?

How to  id primary pin

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Tesla coil, secondary?

What kind of multimeter would measure the output in volts and the frequency of my secondary. It totalling in height is 22.7inch with a 3.5168inch diameter. Primary applied voltage 13.66kv with a distance of .5in between primary coil and secondary

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wich is input and wich is out put? Answered

On a hand wound transformer for a joule thif wich is the input and wich is the output primary in? secoundary out?, also does it matter if the thick wire (primary) is on the bottom with the thinner (secoundary) is on the top?

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I am trying to figure the new wattage? Answered

Hello, I built the ark welder from this instructable found athttps://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Microwave-Transformer-Homemade-Welder/ I'm trying to figure the new wattage I have two transformers 1: 650 watt MOT-primary at 120 volts 60 Hz 5.41 amps secondary at 16.5 volts 39.36amps 2: 600 watt MOT primary @ 120v  60Hz  5 amps secondary @ 16.5 volts 36 amps the primaries are wired in parallel in the secondaries are in series. The secondaries test at 33 V and I'm guessing roughly 76 amps. I want to calculate the wattage. Is the wattage calculator from the voltage on the primaries (120+120)*76 or calculated from the voltage on the secondaries (16.5+16.5)*76 or am I a complete moron? Also the primaries are parallel are they both 120 V or are they 60 V each thanks in advance.

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Does it matter how a coil is wound? Answered

Hi everyone, Take a look at the illustration attached.  Is there any real difference in values between the four winding types? *** Assuming same core, same wire gauge and same number of windings on all 4 primaries, and all 4 secondaries *** A) Both primary and secondary are wound TOGETHER. B) primary is wound first, then secondary wound ON TOP. C) Primary and secondary are wound at OPPOSITE SIDES of the core . D) Primary and secondary are wound next to each other on the SAME SIDE of the core. Note that figure in D it seems like the wires are thinner, but I assure you, that's an optical illusion, and the gauge is the same in all 4 figures :-p Again, the question is whether the 4 coils would act the same in a circuit, or is there a difference in values between them? Thanks!

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Conical coil inductance calculation? Answered

Does anyone know a reliable calculation or online calculator for conical coil inductance? I am calculating this for a Tesla coil primary if anyone knows is a conical coil primary suitable for a 2000W system?

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Multimeter inductance meter? Answered

I am building a Tesla coil with a fairly poor primary coil. The primary coil is a conical 12.5mH (theoretically) but when I measured it with my multimeter the inductance kept jumping and was only doing so within the range of .05mH - 2mH why is this can it not measure conical coils?

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Unable to change image when clicking on a thumb... Answered

When viewing an article,which has multiple pictures with the row of thumbs below the primary image, I am unable to get the primary image to change when I click on a thumbnail, it only works in IE, but not Firefox ..  Why ?? Can't even post this question using Firefox - booo

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How does the num. of turns & voltage on the primary translate to an ideal voltage on the secondary?

In electronics, one of the things that has been the most confusing to me is the physics behind transformers. I have learned of that stupid formula a while back, where the ratio of turns is proportional to the voltage ratio and inversely proportional to the current, however, I know from reality that it is no where near that straight forward. As far as I can tell, it is a bunch of BS. Anyway, I want to know what the REAL story is, how the AC current going through the transformer is related to the magnetic flux through the core, and how that relates to the output of the secondary. What seems counterintuitive to me is that more windings on the primary should yield to a stronger magnetic field in the core for a given current, which means for magnetic flux (???) which seems like it should yield to more induced current in the secondary. Is the answer related to inductive reactance (more turns = more inductance = more inductive reactance = higher impedance at a given sinusoidal freq. = less current per unit of voltage?) Note: If you have a good physics and calc background and understand it to heart, pls do explain. However, I am currently only nearing the end of calc 2 w/ absolutely no formal education in physics, so I may have some difficulty with wank terms and vocab. (a.k.a. do not try to show off how many terms you know attempting to explain things in the most complicated and technical way possible.) Also, any good tutorials online that go into depth into the topic? ----------------------------------- The reason I want to know these things is that I wasn't to build a good 6A 0-+/-15V dual isolated channel linear power supply with many transformer tabs so I can keep the voltage drop on the pass elements as low as possible at variable output's so huge $$$ heatsinks are not necessary due to lower low power dissipation. (I have mostly figured out the LPS circuitry, but have not found a suitable Xformer online.) I can get the laminated magnetic cores needed relatively cheaply, however if I have to do some custom windings, I want to make sure I do not choose the wrong number of windings for the core. (obviously one turn on the secondary and 5 turns on the primary will pop a breaker @ 60Hz... )

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Can you tell me how to find out the hv pin and the primary coil (input) pins from a flyback and the polarity of input ? Answered

I found a site from an instuctable (http://lifters.online.fr/lifters/labhvps/tht.htm) but it doesn't work. I have two transformers one is old from a TV and the other is new from an monitor, from that site I find out the primary and hv negative for the old one but i didn't find out the polarity of the primary coil pins. At the new one the methods from the site didnt work. please help me.

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electronic ballast flyback driver...can i wind the wires around the primary of the flyback?

I have a electronic ballast and a flyback . I am having problems finding the primary coil pins of FBT because i dont have a multimeter. so i was just thinking that can i wind two ballast Vout wire around the flyback primary (the metallic structure , or whatever you call it) there are total 6 wires on the E-ballast. two are for input and 4 for output. the output wires are in sets of grey and white wires.  I was thinking that i will take one grey wire and wind it around the fbt primary(metal thing) and then connect it back to white wire. is this correct? also can i wound a feedback coil from the other 2 wires? PLEASE ANSWER....................ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED. : )

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Resonating my tesla coil? Answered

I have heard a little about resonating a tesla coil and wan't to make sure that it is going to before I spend money for my primary (copper is expensive).  My secondary has about 1400 turns of wire.  I am going to be using a bucket capacitor like The Geek Group on youtube built, and a 60 Hz high voltage transformer.  My primary will hopefully be 1/4 inch, and I wan't to know how many turns I need and if I can do a funnel looking shape like this one Tesla Coil.  One other thing is that my tesla coil is 30 inches tall, so does my primary need to get closer to the top to work.  I think I got all of the primaries and secondaries right, I know which is which, but sometimes I swap the words.  It would be a great help if you answered my question.

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Secondary coil, tesla coil?

Do I wind my secondary coil in the same direction as primary coil?

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I'm trying to build a welder from microwave transformers, but I got this weird looking transformers instead.

I recently got two old microwaves from a junk yard and wanted to build an arc welder with its transformers by connecting both in series and getting an output of around 40V all together. But when I open the microwave instead finding the big chunky laminated iron core transformer as shown by many youtube videos, i found a small weird looking transformers instead. ( as shown in the pictures) I read somewhere stating that the primary coil should at least have 1 turn per volt. However, this transformer only had around 17 turns in the primary. The core was also not laminated and it had a copper wire holding it in place. The primary coil was made of a thick litz wire and the secondary was a very thin wire. Anyhow, I still continued the project and I experimented with one first. I use the same primary and made my own copper wire for the secondary. I made the secondary by using thick copper wire which I found in some antenna wire and I stacked it up and twisted it and put a heat shrink tube on it. Base on a few tutorials i saw i need an output of 20V from each transformer coming from an input of 240V AC. So with 17 turns in the primary i need around 1.5 turns in the secondary. When i finished everything and connected it to the power supply, it vibrated for awhile and then blew the 13A fuse in the plug. So i added a light bulb in series hoping to increase the resistance and reduce the current but this time nothing happen and it didn't even vibrate but the bulb did light up. I think its because the primary coil has a resistance around 5 ohm and the bulb have resistance of 100 ohm so the potential differences is very low on the primary coil. I am not sure why isn't it working. Please help me as i can't find any tutorials on how to make a welder with this form of transformer. There were no other transformer in the microwave so this was definitely the main transformer. Is the problem because it has too little turns in the primary coil or it has too low resistance? I don't know please help me. Thank you!!

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Can I use an ignition coil to run the primary coil of my tesla coil? Answered

Alright, I ask that everyone please read everything in this question before answering :).  I hopefully going to be very thorough.  I am building a tesla coil and am just about to give up and buy a NST.  I have many high voltage sources laying around, but, so far I haven't had much luck.  The first plan was to use a large ballast (florescent light) to drive a flyback, but it was to powerful, so I got a CFL driver, and it didn't work (not the driver so much as the whole project)  so now I am left with an ignition coil.  I know that I can use a light dimmer switch to power it, but it will still be 60hz I think and I here that is not safe for a tesla coil.  Although, I don't think anyone is going to let high frequency and voltage arc across their skin anyway.  So will something at this low of a frequency still work to power a tesla coil.  If not do you have any ideas I can use.  I have a flyback transformer and an ignition coil so any ideas that come to mind please share.

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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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Tesla coil configuration. Audio amplifier power supply?

If I am to use an audio amplifier as a power supply for a Tesla coil could I do without a spark gap and primary capacitor? I will be operating the coil within the audible spectrum (1Hz - 20KHz) so an amplifier fits the bill. It's a 2 channel magnetic field power amplifier rated for 750W per channel. That's 750RMS not 750IFL. (If lightning strikes) The current would flow as follows: Power Amp> 4ohm Load> NST 5000v 60ma> RF Choke> Primary Coil> Secondary Coil 1. Do I need a capacitor bank between the RFC and the primary? 2. Can a few feet of 28AWG galvanized steel wire act as a reliable resistor for the 300W current? What about 750W? If not, what can I substitute? 3. Can the amp hold together? I need it in one piece. Please point out the flaws. Thank you

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help me out with this transformer... I don't know about the connection?

This transformer is from 600VA UPS(220v supply)(using 12v battery). On primary side their are 4 wires and on secondary two wire. output on primary for the following : black- green=6.5Vac      black-blue=9Vac          black-yellow=7.7Vac......now how can I get 12V from this...?? help me....I want to use this as my power supply for charging batteries....  

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First Tesla Coil Answered

I purchased a small tesla coil kit online.  The kit is working but I need help improving it. Instead of having the typical primary and secondary windings with a toroid on top it has the driver circuit pulse a 50k transformer producing a 1 inch spark.  I'm wondering can the output of the transformer be connect to a typical primary windings and secondary windings with a toroid on top? I have a link below to the schematic. Also if this works would you recommend 1000 or 2000 turns on the secondary and how many on the primary?  30 or 36 gauge for the secondary? Link to schematic http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/tucsoninsurance/Public%20Album/20130925_203001_zpse3c1927d.jpg Here is a link to the tesla coil  picture.  http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/tucsoninsurance/Public%20Album/20130925_203600_zpsc84f3177.jpg Thanks for your help.

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make a transformer? Answered

I am wondering how to make a homemade transformer for an early tesla coil (the kind with the flat primary and secondary coils). Thanks in advance, Josh1324

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How do I permanently delete a tracking cookie? Answered

I use Internet Explorer as my primary browser and Symantec Endpoint Protection as antivirus. Everytime I run an full scan, it says it finds the same tracking cookie and its primary action was to be deleted. However, it appears again if I run another scan even though I don't use the internet between scans. Is there a way to delete this cookie and is it possible it is a threat to my computer?

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High voltage transformer current limiting?

I have modified a MOT to output 10kV as a Tesla coil power supply but when testing I found that there was a very low voltage (maybe 2kV). The primary resistance was measured at 0.2ohm much less than the inductive ballast I've used to current limit. Is the voltage being drawn away from the primary to the ballast? If so how can I resolve this (keep in mind even with the ballast it still needs further current limiting)?

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ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMER? Answered

20 AMPS 12-0-12 VOLTS  BOBBIN SIZE PRIMARY WIRE SIZE AND TURNS SECONDARY WIRE SIZE AND TURNS HELP ME ANY ONE  PLEASE

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Can secondary winding be first? Answered

I already have the ferrite with 250turns on it. if i wind the feedback and primary over the secondary will the circuit still works.

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Superbowl 3D glasses - congo blue? Answered

Remember the 3d glasses that everyone got for the commercial Monsters vs. Aliens during the Superbowl this year (09)? They were paper, blue colored, mnfctrd by Intel, and the "lenses" were amber and some kind of dark blue.What I was wondering was if that blue was Congo blue (LEE C181, like in Kipkay's IR goggles ible), so I could use them in making nightvision goggles. Info that might help - patent number 6687003

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Rewinding a MOT to make a high current supply. Answered

New Question: Ok, I've done a little more research on this, and it seems that MOTs are just pieces of junk basically. Manufacturers design them to go far into saturation because they don't care how much electrical power is wasted, as long as the transformer is cheap to make. The air gap is probably there just so it's easier to cool with a fan. Now I need to bring this thing out of saturation. There are about 90 turns on this primary, which I want to be the secondary at 30 V. So I would have to wind a new primary with 360 turns of thin wire. That's a lot of work, and a lot of wire. Is it worth it? The other option would be to add turns to the existing primary. This seems more reasonable, but just how much would I need to use to bring it out of saturation? Original Question: So, I'm a physicist (in training) and I know the theory behind transformers, but actual transformers are still pretty mysterious to me. I've found quite a few Instructables and other sites related to MOTs, specifically related to making high current power supplies with them. The problem I'm having is that even when the secondary is open, and indeed when the secondary has been completely removed (and the shunts removed), the primary draws upwards of 10A when connected to mains. To me, this is unacceptable. Transformers should draw significant power only when current is drawn from the secondary. I'm trying to figure out why (specifically) it does this. I've got a variac and the transformer only begins drawing more than about 2 amps once the variac is set to about 90V. This seems like non-ideal behavior to me, but what I know about saturation tells me that the amount of steel the core has is more than enough to stave off saturation at open secondary, but I could be wrong. The only thing I can think of is that the primary coil has about a 1cm air gap on either side of the core. Since the efficiency is related to the magnetic flux, and I'm guessing the area of the air gap is roughly 1/5 of the area of the core, this could cause significant inefficiency. Here's what I want: I want to make a ~30V (possibly with multiple taps) high current supply out of this MOT that draws less than 1 amp when the secondary is open. I tried connecting the mains to the secondary before I removed that and I got about 5 volts on the primary, but I need more than that, and the windings were so saturated with resin I had to just remove the entire secondary. I'm thinking about winding a new primary (using the old primary as the new secondary) with something like 18 gauge wire that would give me 30V. Would this work? What I really need to know is why the existing primary is drawing 10 amps. That's just ridiculous. If I can solve that then the problem is easy. Update: There is a difference between resistive and reactive current, and I know that reactive current actually draws net zero power because it's 90 degrees out of phase with the source voltage. Capacitive and inductive loads do this apparently. Is this the reason for the massive current draw? If so, I might be able to minimize the current draw from the mains line by putting a matched capacitor in parallel with the primary. But this wouldn't stop the transformer from heating up.

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Can someone help me build this LC resonant circuit? and explain it to me Answered

"An LCR circuit 1 is comprised of a capacitor 3, inductor 5, transformer T primary winding 9 and resistance 11 connected in series. It is assumed that the electrical conductors connecting the various circuit elements and forming the inductor 5 and primary winding 9 are perfect conductors; i.e., no DC resistance. Resistor 11 is a lump resistance equivalent to the total DC resistance of the actual circuit components and conductors. The inductor 5 is wound on a core 7"

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Question about winding coils.? Answered

So i need to wind some coils, and i suddenly though about it, and now i need to know if im on the right track. When winding coils, will winding the second layer, back over the first layer, in the same direction (for example clock wise) cancel out the coil? also, i bought a galvaniced threaded rod, thinking it would work as a core. it would work right? What if i had a 8 turn primary. Should it be under the secondary coil. Or could i wind the secondary to the side of the primary? thanks :) 

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HV power supply and ZVS switching? Answered

I am slightly running out of brain power here and get the feeling I am just running around in circles. Problem: I want to build a HV power supply delivering 10-15KV that is driven by a ZVS circuit - basically the same I used in my Induction Heating Ible. I also want to double the output voltage with a simple cascade. Goal: To get the most effiency without overheating things. Areas where my brain feels too empty from thinking: 1. I know for sure the primary of the transformer will operate at a resonant frequency but how does this affect the scendary coil, especially under load? My small scale tests showed quite severe changes in the frequency depending on the load put onto the primary... Also the output voltage shows "spikes" at certain frequencies, I assume this happens while both primary and secondary share some harmonic frequencies. 2. With a simple dide/capacitor cascade I would only get a DC output, to keep an AC output slightly more complex circuits are required. How does this affect the resonant frequency of the secondary winding? 3. Considering 1 and 2, is there a simple way of keeping both the primary and the secondary coil of the transformer in resonance regardless of the load?

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Disk boot error? Answered

Last night, I wanted some files off my laptop drive, so I stuck it in an external enclosure and plugged it into my desktop (whilst on). I then turned off the desktop without unplugging my laptop drive and turned it on again today, forgetting to unplug it. I have USB booting enabled, so it tried to boot from the laptop drive and as I was out of the room when it was booting, it entered the recovery partition as the hardware is incompatible. I have done this before, so I just turned off my computer, unplugged the drive, and restarted. Instead of booting from my primary internal drive, it got stuck on the post screen. It detected it, but wouldn't go any further. I then thought that it was still looking for the USB drive, so changed the boot order and removed usb boot, same problem. Removing my primary drive just returned the error "disk boot error, insert boot drive and press enter to continue", so I inserted the primary hard drive (I have it in a hot-swap bay, so it can easily be removed, although being my primary hard drive, not "hot"). After doing so, it kept returning a similar error. I then figured that it was still looking for my laptop drive as a primary boot device, so I cleared CMOS with the jumper and after setting it up again, disabling every other bootable interface except the sata port my primary drive is connected to, and it still just gets stuck on post. I have left it about 10 mins and still get the same problem. It is also hard to enter BIOS or any of the other utilities, as it waits until after post, so I have to either remove all drives or insert the laptop drive in it's enclosure. How can I get my desktop to boot from the primary hard drive again? Inserting the install disk is also hard, because I don't actually have a DVD drive yet, so I installed Windows 7 extended trial through a memory stick from my laptop with a disk drive. I have since deleted it off my memory stick, and my laptop is now in pieces hooked up to my monitor/keyboard/mouse instead of my desktop. It is on it's back and the hard drive bay is open in case I need it again. My BIOS is award with additional features on a Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 board. Both drives are Hitachi sata-II drives, one being 3.5" and one being 2.5".

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Can someone tell me more about this transformer? Answered

Recently, I got a large high voltage transformer. It used to be part of a photocopier, and lets out 1/4 sparks when you brush the primaries on a 9 volt battery. However, I don't really know how to build a driver for it. Can someone help me out? Here is what I know about it: It has 7 (8 if you count the one connected to the core) leads. 5 of them are for the primary and secondary coils, but I don't know what the other 2 do. The resistance between the two primary leads is 1.8 ohms (1 when connected to the center tap). The high voltage output lead has a 30,000 VDC rating printed on it. Can someone help me build a driver for this? Edit: I have a little florescent tube driver that runs on 12VDC. Can I use this to power the transformer, or is that an idiotic idea?

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can you hook the neutral directly to the live wire? Answered

Can you hook the neutral directly to the hot  wire? safely?  if it is not safe, why is it safe to hook the hot and neutral to the primary of a transformer?

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can a sata seagate xbox hard disk drive work in a laptop to increase space and as the primary drive ? ?

Can a sata seagate xbox hard disk drive work in a laptop to increase space and as the primary drive ? Heres the catch though the laptop is not sata its Ide an old gateway solo multimedia pc for commercial use like presentations slideshows ect. ? I gave the laptop to my mom and now she has ran out of space on the drive thats in it, its only a 1gb thats in it I had a xbox 360 that give up on me and got the rrod and would not even power on at all so I tore it apart and took the dvd rom and hard disk drive out I know 20gb aint much but its better than nothing Please help me I know that theres a way too But my feeble mind cant grasp the how to of doing it or even how sata works to start with sata only has 8 wires for everything data and power and thats messing with my mind email me speedjunky@windstream.net

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how to fix the broken pins of fly-back transformer?

I have broken the primary & secondary coil pins of a fly-back transformer and i need to repair it. can anyone help?

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tesla coil not working :(?

Hii.... a few days back i constructed a tesla coil .... the spark gap fired ... but there was no activity in the secondary ... no sparks or anything ... :( ... please advice me ... what could be the error ?? i tried tuning by changing the taping of primary ..... but no effect ...

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nitroglycerin blasting cap ?

I was wondering if there i such a thing as a nitroglycerin based blasting cap with no other HE (high explosives ) or primary explosives. products of nitroglycerin would be acceptable but as far as i know it only form more HE's so if this is possible please let me know

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