Re: I thought I was being smart
Um, just because you're using coils doesn't mean your electricity is coming from magical fairyland. You're still increasing the load on the magneto's output by adding another coil and a bulb, thus robbing the plug of already precious little energy. One of the advantages of transformers is that they have an isolating effect, meaning the grounds don't need to be connected. They have special isolation transformers with a 1:1 ratio so TV repairmen don't kill themselves.
Last edited by TheE; 10-09-2009 at 05:04 PM.