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Re: Tesla motor receiver
Any thing you do, just don't use an electrolytic type cap! The loop is
likely to produce a mighty high voltage... Just stick with the diode.
On a side note, the copper tubing may provide a little more current than
your motor would like to see. You might try using 12-20 guage solid...
----- Original Message -----
From: Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 6:18 PM
Subject: RE: Tesla motor receiver
> Original poster: "Malcolm Watts" <M.J.Watts-at-massey.ac.nz>
> On 30 Aug 00, at 12:25, Tesla list wrote:
> > Original poster: "Richard Barton"
> > Thanks for the various hints.
> > I've put together a big loop of 1/4" copper tubing, around 24" diameter.
> > I've simply soldered a diode to one end of that, to go to one of the
> > terminals. Should the other end of the loop go to the other terminal ?
> > or should a ground connection be involved as well ?
> > I've fixed the loop in a vertical position, with its ends pointing
> > downwards.
> > Presumably, if the diode can rectify RF as advised by many of you, the
> > motor would see this, after rectification as simply a "dirty" D.C.
> > Advice please !
> I'd use a low-ESR smoothing capacitor to produce clean DC to
> feed the motor.