Re: Big Time Coil Problems...
I'd check out your caps for sure. Try more capacitance. And check all your
connections too- i had horrible connections and even if you THINK they are
ok, solder everything a whole bunch so at least you can eliminate that
Don't give up hope- persistance will pay off. I just finished going through
the exact same stages as you a month ago. It took me about 3 months to get
it running right. Now I have good solid 24-28". THat's off a 15/60.
Keep up the work. I'm sure it will pay off.
>From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>Subject: Big Time Coil Problems...
>Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 20:45:29 -0700
>Original Poster: "Ryan Ries" <spud-at-wf-dot-net>
>Man, I'm really mad now. Our coil is not working at all (again?!). Our
>power source is 150v going into 15Kv/90ma transformer to make 18Kv. We are
>using a 6" secondary wound with 22 gauge wire. (Albeit short winding, it
>should at least be doing something!) Our caps are mica transmitting caps
>in series to make .00325µf at 20Kv. I believe this is where we are going
>wrong. We can get no output at all from the coil no matter what. Do we
>just need a better capacitor system to fix the whole thing? I know the
>capacitance is really low, but I was hoping it would at least do something.
> It seems like after that last secondary blew up, everything just went to
>heck... Ugh, I hope this gets better soon...
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