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Re: New to tesla coils
Original poster: "Rikard Titus" <rikard_titus-at-hotmail-dot-com>
>From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>Subject: Re: New to tesla coils
>Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 16:52:29 -0600
>Original poster: BunnyKiller <bunikllr-at-bellsouth-dot-net>
>Tesla list wrote:
>>Original poster: sean <sean-at-nc.rr-dot-com>
>>I will try to build thegeekgroup's bucket cap, and maybe later get mmc.
>>I have no idea where to get a variac, so I'm probably not going to get
>>one. What is the purpose of the lightbulb in series with the
>>transformer? Does it protect it?
>I have a variac for sale ... since you are starting in the new exciting
>hobby of T- Coiling, how does 25$ + shipping sound for a 10 - 12 Amp 140V
>unit?? this unit will handle a 15KV 60mA Neon transformer with no
>problem.... ( you must wire it up correctly ;) ) if you are
>interested let me know ...
>Scot D aka BunnyKiller
The purpose of light bulb(s) ,apart from being a resistive ballast,can be
turning on and off NST.
For smaller VA wallplug draws.
With more light bulbs put in paralell ,and in series with nst ,the
combination may work like a variable resistive ballast.The option is a
shity one .I haven't tried it.
I strongly recommend using a variac.
Any real and more powerful transformer supply requires variac
/ appropriate primary circuit switches.