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NST in tesla coil Answered

Hey,I was thinking of making a Tesla coil for my science fair.The fact that NST (neon sign transformer) are a bit expensive, could anyone suggest me another way for its power supply other than using it


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4 years ago

NST's are used for several good reasons, one being their capability to run in short like you have in a tesla coil setup.
Then there is the relative low current.
You can modify a MOT for the same use but they are a different kind of beast with far more (deadly) power than a NST.