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Re: An inexpensive X-ray machine
An Oudin coil is just a variation on the Tesla
coil--the primary and secondary are wired together.
A kicker coil is a simple type of induction coil that
uses a magnetic reed interrupter and only a single
winding on the core. Current through the kicker
winding magnetizes the core and attracts the reed,
opening the circuit. When the kicker coil current is
interrupted, the magnetic field around the thing
collapses and creates a high voltage pulse in the
winding through self-induction.
I think I read the same article you did in an old
hardcover volume published by Scientific American
magazine. I think all the author really did was
replace the UV lamp in a violet ray machine with a
homebrew tube containing a "hard" vacuum and a heavy
--- Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:
> Original poster: "9737502 9737502"
> I came across an article fo building an inexpensive
> X-ray machine but the
> interesting thing was the type of tesla coil used
> to power the machine. It was refered to as an oudin
> coil. Does anyone know
> anything about this type of coil.
> Also, a kicker coil (as it was reffered to) was also
> used in the circuit.
> Does anyone know exactly how it contributes to the
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