The transformer in question is a step up transformer, which converts 240 VAC @ 3.75 Amps to about 2100 VAC @ 0.4-0.5 Amps. (50 Hz)
I want to test whether it works, it is salvaged anyways. If the secondary coil is shorted, would that cause any problems? I know that the impendance of the primary coil is enough to keep it from being shorted, since it's AC.
But what about the secondary coil, would it be damaged? Would it just output 0.4-0.5 Amps as it is designed in a short circuit, or would it spike (like in DC)?
(I've also heard that it is common to short the secondary, as leaving it open would be dangerous, I would like to know if the secondary would be damaged)
For lower voltage transformers, I've seen videos like this, however I'm not sure whether it would be wise to do that on a 2200 V transformer: https://youtu.be/mE_K7sG_wEQ (2:22)