I am currently trying to build a power supply for multiple kV. According to Wikipedia an arc has about the same resistance as Metal. I am building my power supply with following parts:
- frequency modulator to 42kHz rated for 250W
- flyback transformer
- (voltage multipliers for DC and increased voltage)
So if i were to create an arc between the outputs, the circuit would have to supply tremendous amounts of power and melt unless i connect a ballast, right? I found this video on youtube: at 0:58 you can see how they only have a halogen transformer connected to a flyback transformer and are creating continuous arcs.
So how are they doing it and do i need a ballast for my setup?