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Re: Resonate or Not ?
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Original poster: "Mike" <mike.marcum@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
I think he means having an actual TC and not a pulse transformer where you
will get a spark at every bang if the coupling is tight enough even if it's
not tuned (my first TC ended up like that, when I thought tighter was
better, secondary didn't last very long either).
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Subject: Re: Resonate or Not ?
Original poster: FutureT@xxxxxxx
In a message dated 2/27/05 1:27:51 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>How do you determine if a tesla coil is operating at true resonance or
>not? What are the things that a person should observe when buiding a >coil
>unit....to ensure that it operates at resonance.....without force >driving
>the unit ?
>Thanks to all responses
Not sure what you mean by force driving the unit. Generally
good spark output will be obtained only if the system is well-tuned.
Generally one builds the coil, then moves the tap point along
the primary until the best spark output is obtained. TC programs
such as JavaTC will help to insure that you have enough primary
turns to be able to properly tune the coil, etc.