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Re: RF question
Original poster: "Chris the great" <downnessisgoingup-at-hotmail-dot-com>
I believe that if the topload is to large to allow breakout, all energy
will be sent out as RF. Not 100% sure about that, anyone correct me if I'm
>From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>Subject: RF question Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2003 15:49:38 -0600
>Original poster: "chris swinson" <exxos-at-cps-games.co.uk>
>Slightly off topic this one but I hope it will pass..
>In some very simple experimentation I did some time ago I tried to light a
>simple LED from the RF field from the secondary. I did manage this with a
>lot of messing about, though my question relates to plasma globes, in that
>they also give a RF field and can light a LED just by holding it near the
>globe. Now I have measured the frequency and that was about 40khz on the
>globe, tesla secondary around 200khz or there abouts. The odd thing is
>about the plasma globe is just about anything you put near it will charge
>up, unlike the tesla secondary which needs to be in some form of tuning.
>Does anyone have any ideas why the plasma globe is "care free" of tuning ?
>Also is there anyway to increase the RF power off a Tesla coil ? I know
>most want to reduce it due to loss though I find high power RF can do a
>lot of cool things and I would like to concentrate on bossting the RF
>power and not to long arcs. Can anyone point me in the right direction to
>do this ?