The Turn Of The Century Electrotherapy
Super MOT! 4kV, 300 - 500mA Potential Transformer!
As my friend Brian put it, you need about 20 microwave oven transformers before you get an actual matching pair.
I've come up with a unique solution to having a couple of MOTs friendlier for Tesla Coils.
Normally, MOTs have both primary and secondary windings wound on an "E" core with a welded continuous end
section that normally contains the mounting bracket. By grinding the welds with an abrasive wheel, a simple tap with
the hammer will release the end piece giving you access to the windings. In this transformer, I use both primary and
secondary windings of one transformer and only the secondary winding from a second transformer. By centering
up things on the core and welding the two sections end-to-end, you can finish the transformer by welding one of the bottom
to take advantage of the mounting bracket!
Many thanks to Cip for welding this for me!