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Re: The Tabletop Tesla Coil Showdown - OFFICIAL RULES and WEBSITE
Original poster: "Jonathan Peakall by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jpeakall-at-madlabs.info>
The think is that beating the Freau equation is sort of a "holy grail" of
coiling, and could take years of expert coils to achieve, if ever. I know I
would never enter such a contest, I just ain't a sharp enough monkey. What
about limiting input power, or some other factor that would allow for
Also, if there is anyway I can help get you one of those 4kV/20ma xfrmrs
from here in the states, let me know.
> The old problem remains: I, for one, am unable to obtain a 4kV/20mA
> transformer here in NZ, much less one from a particular manufacturer.
> I previously suggested that the only real competition in Tesla
> Coiling stakes was to beat John Freau's 1.7*SQRT(VA) for a single
> resonator machine. That of course includes magnifiers. It's an open
> competition, both to all comers, and for as long as it takes. I think
> we'd learn much more doing that than trying to beat each other with a
> particular transformer as a starting point. For some reason, that
> suggestion never made it to the list.