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Subject: Re: Homemade High-Voltage Transformer
Date: May 20, 8:41 am
Poster: Jim Lux

On May 20, 8:41 am, Jim Lux wrote:

>OK, my max power is 240 volts at let's say 20-40 amps... Don't want to trip the circuit breakers... Tapping into the air-conditioner/stove circuits...
>There have been some X-ray power supplies on E-Bay, but I have lost out on those... Seems simpler just to build my own transformer... I've got the theory - but not the technology of builing transformers... Especially a 500-1000 to one winding... However, there is one guy currently advertising bulk magnet wire on EBay...

So you're looking at 5-10 kW power supply. Once you get your xray transformer you'll also need some stuff to control it. At that voltage, I assume you'll not be doing the glow discharge thing.

Winding your own 100 kV transformer would be quite a challenge, and quite expensive too.. It's probably cheaper to scrounge a surplus xray.