I have a high frequency high voltage module that puts out about 15kV (not the stun gun modules sold on eBay). Because of the circuit design the transformer is damaged if it does not arc over. I am looking for a method to limit the voltage when I feed it into a capacitance, with no arcover. I want a 15kV HF voltage on that rather tiny capacitance which is formed by a microscope slide with foil on both sides
One obvious thought is a resistor, but not sure how viable. The other is of course the Zener above, but I don't think anyone makes such a device, and certainly not cheaply. OTOH, would the capacitor itself act as a suitable sink?
Before anyone asks, I do not yet know the frequencies involved. However, the device itself that I am considering using is this