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Re: Twin One and Twin Two
Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>
rounding the corners would be more important than actually increasing the
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Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2002 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: Twin One and Twin Two
> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Yes, I did machine the clamps myself (spent 16 weeks in an advanced
> class last winter). I have some LDPE sheet also, if the primary arcs,
> your solution. I can also machine down the sides of the clamp, there is
> of extra metal. Most of the "wiring" is 1/2-in copper tubing. I made an
> loop for the primary tap wire, so I can tap all the way around without
> the length of the wire.
> The Twins are now complete, but I'm too tired to run/debug them tonight.
> to take a long hot bath and think about how to test them. I have
> at both ends of the primaries, so I can tap from either end. I think I'll
> using a NST rather than the piggy - same voltage - much less power.
> I have taken some measurements of the secondaries, I'll post more this
> Stay tuned....
> > Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> > Scott,
> > That is some good lookin' Tesla Coil. One of your twins
> > dwarfs many of our single coils.
> > That clamp looks really nice. Did you machine that
> > yourself? It looks really close to the adjacent primary
> > windings. It will most likely arc across.
> > I had a similar problem, but refused to compromise the
> > clamp or make the primary spacing bigger. I just cut up
> > some polyethylene sheet into a small insulator, curled
> > it into an inverted "U", and inserted it around the
> > clamp, between the adjacent windings. Worked great.
> > Keep us posted. Now I want my own Twins.
> > Terry Blake