Re: 130kW Coil Update
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Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 23:46:21 +0000
From: Greg Leyh <lod-at-pacbell-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: 130kW Coil Update
Geoff Schecht wrote:
> I probably missed some of this thread somewhere but I was just curious as
> to who the customer for such a gargantuan device is (or can you divulge
> that info)?
Actually, I haven't asked him if he wishes to remain anonymous,
so I shouldn't say anything at this time. He is a rather active
Patron of the Arts, however.
> After reading your post; I went outside of my office, stood at
> the ground floor and looked up at the fourth story window. This is a
> modern record-sized device, right? (Tesla's Colorado coil was of the same
> order, sizewise?).
That's a good way to visualize it; too vivid for me sometimes. I have
a non-zero fear of heights, so it will be all the more scary for me to
do the arc current measurement from inside the top electrode. Riding in
the manlift is bad enough!
Tesla's Colorado coil was a different beast altogether, being a magnifier,
so you would have to choose your favorite metric for TC size comparisons.
For instance, Tesla's coil was wider, but not taller than this one.
> Let us know more exactly when testing will commence. I'd like to get some
> pictures of the setup and may take some time off from work and fly out to
> see this for myself. (I'll bring my Mamiya RB-67 camera, no electronics
> inside it to get fried from the fields that a coil of that size would
Mid-November would be a good target.