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Using a desktop power supply to power a flyback transformer for a Jacob's ladder Answered

The title says it all. Is doing such a thing possible? The power supply would act as a 'barrier' of sorts between the wall power and the power of the circuit. The flyback transformer from an old tv would increase the voltage after it has been decreased by the computer power supply for the actual Jacob's Ladder. 

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

Best Answer 8 years ago

Yes it should work fine.
Check instructables on the power supplies some need a resistor.

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iceng
iceng

Answer 8 years ago

+1

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TheNickmaster21
TheNickmaster21

Answer 8 years ago

Anything I should be aware of?

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The MadScientist
The MadScientist

Answer 8 years ago

Not really it's fairly simple just be careful.

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TheNickmaster21
TheNickmaster21

Answer 8 years ago

I definitely will; my friend learned how much voltage a tv could store the hard way and we're super careful around high voltage now.

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ubdussamad
ubdussamad

8 years ago

NO! PROBLEM! YOU'RE GOING RIGHT!