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Neon Bulb Hold Voltage and Current

I'm trying to modify a neon bulb spice model to simulate a plasma chamber. I've calculated the strike voltage (Vstrike) using Paschens law but I haven't been able to find out what the hold voltage/...
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Tesla coil - my primary circuit doesn't work

I would like to make a Tesla coil, so I bought a 10 kV 120 W 30 mA neon sign transformer from Aliexpress. First potential problem, while playing with it, I noticed that when it stops ...
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How does a 120VAC neon indicator lamp respond to a leading-edge triac dimmer?

I bought a dirt cheap toaster oven to convert to a solder reflow station, and I noticed in the teardown that it apparently has a neon power indicator. It goes out instantly when it loses power ...
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Neon Sign Testing

I am looking for a way to test a neon sign to determine the correct power supply size. The power supplies come in a variety of different sizes but the most common are: 6kV and 10kV and a working ...
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What component is this?

I'm organizing a lot of components and don't know what this is. Hooked up to PS at low voltage and nothing happened. I can't tell the anode from the cathode. What is it?
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Powering neon indicator lamp from battery

I would like to power neon lamp like NE-2 from low DC voltage like 1.5 V battery. Is it possible to boost low voltage like that to 85-120 volts which is needed for neon lamp? And can i use blocking ...
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Safe inverter circuit to power neon indicators

I bought some neon indicators from eBay. I want to find a safe way to power them so we can do some experiments on solderless breadboards. I can obviously power them from mains (120VAC/60HZ USA), but ...
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Why a neon lamp indicator on power strip switch flickers in the dark?

Neon lamp indicators embedded in power strip switches indicate whether the switch is ON or OFF. When the neon lamp is ON in a dark environment (lights of the room are off) the lamp start to ...
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Can a piezoelectric inverter for CCFL work for similar sized neon tubes?

I've done some backlight work for instrument displays using CCFLs and designing custom drivers (12 Vdc to ~1000 Vac) so I have some experience with these designs. Recently a friend of mine was ...