Homemade High Voltage Transformer

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Some photos of when I put together my home-made high voltage transformer. This was one of my first experiments with high voltage electronics.


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    Alex1M6cyrusrom

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Can't remember the exact number, but the primary was around 5 and the secondary was somewhere around 100-200 turns of #40SWG.

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    Alex1M6R.A.T.M

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I wouldn't recommend it on DIY HV transformers, iron cores are highly conductive and this will just arc to the core. Ferrite is a very poor conductor so it is best to use that for this purpose.

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    R.A.T.MAlex1M6

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    ok i under stand iv made simler and i use a iron core ill have to try a ferrite core some time

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    Alex1M6R.A.T.M

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    What sort of voltages where you getting out of your home-made transformer?

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    R.A.T.MAlex1M6

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    well im geting about a 5cm long arks so about 50k tried the ferrite core didnt wok any beter and nothing arcs to the core cuzz i put a thin layer of this stuff and i use a difrent driver than a bug zapper so ya i can help u if u need any on that tesla coil if u need any still

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    Alex1M6Umniscient

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Its basically a crude trigger transformer and it all depends on how far apart you place the primary spark gap and the capacitor size (it runs on a 1kV bug zapper inverter).