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how to check the polarity of a micro oven transformer? Answered

i have three micro oven transformer, which am using to build a tesla coil. unfortunaterly am in a state of confusion in knowing the polarity of the transformer...:-( so i need some guide to tell me how to check their polarity.....?

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

9 years ago

AC transformers aren't polarised, they are the opposite in fact. Just as long as you stick the live and neutral leads on the mains side of the transformer (it doesn't matter how) and don't touch the thing when its running, you'll probably be fine.

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caarntedd
caarntedd

Answer 9 years ago

Love your use of the word "probably". :D

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

Answer 9 years ago

Well, they CAN kill you dead, I just havn't found out how dead (a MOT bit me once, my hand was totally useless for more than 10 minutes).