Re: DC powered tesla coil (fwd)
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Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 09:21:34 EDT
Subject: Re: DC powered tesla coil (fwd)
In a message dated 98-08-07 00:15:18 EDT, you write:
<< On my present coil ( 6.25" diameter 24" long wound with A.W.G.
> $27) I get a 13" discharge when running it with a flyback DC power
> supply at about 5 discharges per second. When I run it with a 15kV
> 60mA neon, I get 50" (1.27m) discharges!
> Thanks John F for the specs to your 65" discharge coil! I've only 15"
> to go to meet your record.
Are you using a step up type input variac? 0 to 140 volts output
from a 120 volt main. Did I mention I use this? What kind of spark
gap and toroid are you using? I obtained about 46" to 49" using
a static gap, but the operation was erratic and the NST became
carbon tracked, but I wasn't using any NST safety devices at the
time. Now I use safety gaps with my sync gap systems, and
haven't had any more problems.