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Re: Car Coil
Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <davep-at-quik-dot-com>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "R Heidlebaugh by way of Terry Fritz
> on 10/28/01 8:56 PM, Tesla list at tesla-at-pupman-dot-com wrote:
> > Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> > <Hollmike-at-aol-dot-com>
> > Hmmmmm,
>>I thought the 'condenser' was to keep the points from burning up too
> > quickly.
> > Mike
> >> KEEP ONE SMALL THOUGHT the capacitor used on a car coil (.23uf) is
>>>chosen to make the primary winding resonant with the secondary
>>>winding for maximun voltage out. this will get you about 36kv out
>>>to drive your coil. If you use the circuit common to cd ignitions
>>>on racing cars you should get about 3 times the voltage out. Dont try to
push the coil any more than that or the
> The condenser has a point saving property, but that is a minor
Just so. Tho the over simplified explanation is popular
& appears in numerous sources.
> Just like the TC capacitor you can get a spark to transfer to the
> secondary with out the trouble of a capacitor, but streamers no.
& yes, to some extent this makes every car ignition a Tesla Coil,
as near as i can tell... Not that Nikola Tesla ever patented
that application... I think...