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Re: A very little coil
Original poster: "Skip Greiner by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <sgreiner-at-wwnet-dot-com>
I will try to get a measurement on the actual power input and post it.
Thanks to John and all for your comments
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Date: Sunday, July 22, 2001 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: A very little coil
>Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
>In a message dated 7/21/01 8:49:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>> Original poster: "Skip Greiner by way of Terry Fritz
>> I picked up a 6kv -at- 1ma DC supply. I have built a small coil with a
>> screws for the break. The discharge from the top terminal is about 1.5"
>> can draw sparks about 2" long with a screw driver. The discharge sparks
>> very fine and must be viewed in subdued light.
>> Has anyone had experience at this power level...6w? Are these discharges
>> right or can I do better. Will appreciate all comments.
>> Thanks Skip
>My formula suggests 4" sparks for 6 watts. I've never done any work
>at that power level though, and I don't know if the formula will
>work properly at that power level, but I wouldn't be surprised if it does.
>If the cap is very small, the coil may be running at a rather high
>breakrate, and that will tend to shorten the sparks, for a given
>input power. I wonder too if the coil is really drawing 6 watts
>despite the power supply rating? (maybe it's drawing less?)