From my knowledge, there needs to be an alternating current for the transformer to be able to create magnetomotive force throughout the core.
Various nerve testers (say for standard school projects) include an audio transformer ran on a 9V DC circuit though, with nothing looking like it would create an AC.
Now I see a pushbutton? over an SCR, however in simple thinking that should not do too much, just act like transistor switch?
What on earth makes the circuit work to have a high enough voltage?
Something has popped in to my mind actually, tranformers actually do work with DC, only for a miniscule period of time when power runs through it, is that why it shocks? And why an audio transformer? Cheaper?