does anyone have experience with neon transformers?
I wonder if any correspondents have experienced poor performance from low-voltage (less than 1000 V) constant current transformers. These transformers usually include a series capacitor that provides a semi-resonant effect, boosting the output voltage once the tube has started.
However, until that happens there is only the normal no-load output voltage available and this may be insufficient for starting reasonably long lengths of tubing. There appears to be a problem in starting, particularly in cold damp weather.
If anyone has experience of these devices, I should be glad tio hear from them.