grounding of transformers

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by bladerunner, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. bladerunner

    Thread Starter Member

    Apr 15, 2012
    I build my fence chargers and usually have no problem. However, this one has stumped me.

    My meter is showing me 9.9+ kv at output. However, when I hook anything to it, the voltage drops to near zero. I have checked the wiring, even grounded the wiring to a different type of ground (preventing a direct short). This has happened with at least two transformers (stepup). My circuits seem to put out the same amount of voltage however there is a possibility that the capacitor I am using does not do its job. The capacitor actually feeds the transformer. Could this be the problem?

    Oh, the amps are real low with no possibility of any injury to me or my animals. It is also considered a low-impedence charger.