Re: 12kV, 30ma neon TC specs (42" sparks) was~coil size
From: Dale F. Pfaffle[SMTP:pfaffle-at-tele-net-dot-net]
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 1997 5:22 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: 12kV, 30ma neon TC specs (42" sparks) was~coil size
Thanks John. This type of information sure helps point someone, that lives
in the sticks, in the right direction. I live close to a town that just
got a MacDonald's, so we are not in the stone age, but close. Ask about
polypropylene and they point in the direction of AREA 51. What company
carries polypropylene sheets that you can recommend?
> From: FutureT-at-aol-dot-com[SMTP:FutureT-at-aol-dot-com]
> Sent: Saturday, September 06, 1997 3:43 AM
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: 12kV, 30ma neon TC specs (42" sparks) was~coil size
> Dale, Stan, All,
> I had a few more requests for my coil specs, so I'm reposting this.
> Spark length is 42" max....
> toroid....5" x 20" aluminum dryer duct, (4" x 17" works almost as
> sec......6.5" x 24" , #28 formvar magnet wire, place sec 1.5" above
> of primary coil. Form is yellow plastic gas pipe, 1/2" thick.
> pri.......34 turns of # 12 stranded pvc ins. wire close wound, flattish
> inverted cone, 15% angle.
> hook-up wire....# 12
> cap... .007uF polypropylene, Maxwell brand. Homemade rolled
> polyethylene would work the same.
> sync-gap....Special series quenching rotary, 8 spinning and 8 fixed
> electrodes. Gives 120 breaks per second. ( a good vacuum quenched,
> cylinder gap...multiple static...should work about as well, maybe 10%
> less spark).
> transformer....neon sign, 12kV, 30ma, Jefferson Magnetek brand
> No special care was taken during constuction, for example I use a
> needle poked into the primary wire as a tap point.
> John Freau