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Re: where to put the coil guts
Original poster: "Wells Campbell by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <wellscampbell-at-onebox-dot-com>
In short, yes, it is more lossy. You want the tank circuit to be as physically
small as possible, so that the energy doesn't have to travel very far
as it rings through the primary tank circuit. This includes the primary
coil, the caps, and the spark gap. That being said, everything else can
be rather far away without too much problem, many coils are done with
the power supply feeding the coil and "guts" through welding cable or
other longish appropriately shielded cord.
Once you have the primary guts all arranged, however, most find that
it is just easier and more space-efficient to put all of the rest of
the HV components there, and run the mains current in, leaving the mains
controls in a more remote location.
Original poster: "Jim DeLillo by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
Aside from portability, why does everybody put the "guts" of the coil
Is it possible to place them remote from the coil(s), like in a separate
room? or are the losses too great?
Or other issues like running long lengths of HV cable being dangerous?
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