[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: High Voltage Museums (was Does it matter which way i wind mysecondary?)
Original poster: "Robin Copini by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <rcopini-at-merlin-dot-net.au>
Hi Mark, I will be going to Canberra in about a months time just to see
this coil. I will take some
pics. I believe it is on of B. Wysocks coils, but don't quote me.
My coil will do 4.5 to 4.75 metres running flat out, but it's not quite as
'neat' as bills coil.
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "Mark Hales by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
> That was me. The science museum in Canberra had (has?) a coil apparently
> rated at 3 million volts, but then the speaker also told the audience it was
> "just like the ignition coil in your car!" Threw some monster streamers,
> though, probably in excess of 20 feet! As ans aside, they've also got the
> biggest Jacobs ladder I've ever seen or will ever see.
> Maybe some Aussies on the list can come up with some pix on a website?
> Cheers, Mark Hales.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> To: <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 3:02 PM
> Subject: High Voltage Museums (was Does it matter which way i wind my
> > Original poster: "Mike Harrison by way of Terry Fritz
> <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <mike-at-whitewing.co.uk>
> > On Wed, 21 Feb 2001 18:05:40 -0700, you wrote:
> > >Original poster: "Ed Phillips by way of Terry Fritz
> > <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
> > >
> > >> Really, your argument makes sense, and looking at a paper (1936)
> > >> describing the big Roud Hill double Van de Graaff generator I see that
> > >> the maximum voltage was higher at the negative terminal (2.7 MV x
> > >> 2.4 MV), meaning that breakout was easier at the positive terminal.
> > >
> > > Anyone visiting Boston should make an effort to see the high-voltage
> > >demonstration at the Boston Museum of Science, where half of the Round
> > >Hill generator is operated for the amazement of visitors. Got a chance
> > >to see it about a year ago, and it sure was worth the trouble to get
> > >there. Had quite an array of Tesla Coils running at the same time.
> > Has anyone compiled a worldwide list of museums featuring TCs and
> > other HV demos ? If not, how about maintaining a list at pupman-dot-com -
> > I'm sure if every list member submitted the places they knew of, we'd
> > already be pretty close to a full list.
> > (At the UK Teslathon last year someone told me they had a big TC at
> > Canberra - I was in Australia the month before and could have visited
> > if only I'd known!)