Re: The 64k$ Question
Tesla List wrote:
> >From Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-comWed Jun 26 22:16:37 1996
> Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 13:48:56 -0400
> From: Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: The 64k$ Question
> In a message dated 96-06-21 14:40:21 EDT, you write:
> > Hi, Guys and Gals..............
> > I am building my second generation Tesla coil. My question
> > to you,who probably have a lot of experience with this, is:
> > What type of spark gap would you recomend for the following
> > Tesla coil (ie. airblast, series w/air,etc.) I will experiment
> > with everythig else, but I really don't want to waste a lot of
> > time with this element.........
> > Xfmr: Two 15kv neons in parralell (60 m.amp ea.)
> > Cap: 20kv, .025 mfd (CP unit), due in one week
> > Primary : 14 turns, 3/8 copper, 30 deg. spiral
> > Secondary: 6" acrylic, 22 ga. magnet wire, 875 turns
> > Chokes: "Winging it" (maybe recent TCBOR, D.C. Cox ???)
> > Any help on the spark gap issue would be most appreciated.
> > I should throw the switch in about two weeks,and will be
> > eager to share my results with you......
> > Tom Renko (The Amp Man)
> Your system sounds very similar to mine. I built a standard cylindrical gap
> as described at the ftp Tesla site. It worked great with neon transformers
> of 12kv, 120 ma. When I finally went to a pole pig I had to add a rotary in
> series with the cylindrical gap.
> Ed Sonderman
Can you send me a diagram with construction details for your rotary gap?
I am building a large tesla coil (2kva) and have heard so much about
these rotary gaps but have not been able to obtain good construction