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RE: Tesla coil output voltage
Original poster: "JT Bowles" <jasotb@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Wow, i am ALWAYS wrong......
I forget many of you coilers are professionals working with companies.
By stating i have more than you guys, i was merely saying " I dont
need to worry about parts, there's plenty"
Sorry, once more, for the [insult/cocky remark/attempted brag]. Once
again I am out of order.
From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: Tesla coil output voltage
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 18:09:02 -0700
Original poster: "Hooper, Christopher AZ" <christopher.az.hooper@xxxxxxxxx>
JT, please be cautious (you stated: I have access to a whole high school
electronics lab. There's literally more equipment in it than any member
in this forum has) as I work for the leading semi conductor company in
the world and sitting in front of a 18 million dollar tester with a 1/2
million dollar scope looking at a high speed PCI express bus on our new
1G network processor (Azusa) with a 500k dollar probe. If you are ever
in Arizona I will give you a tour of our lab! Position the issue you
want answered but do not compare $$$$$, as someone might get a laugh or
even worse take it the wrong way.
From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: Tesla coil output voltage
Original poster: Jim Lux <jimlux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 11:25 PM 11/27/2005, you wrote:
>Original poster: "JT Bowles" <jasotb@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>I need an accuracy down just just one KV, thats all. Not too specific.
1kV (note well.. the prefix kilo is abbreviated with lower case k)
that's better than 1% accuracy, which is quite a challenge.
>I have access to a whole highschool electronics lab. There's
>literally more equipment in it than any member in this forum has.
That's something I kind of doubt.
> There's even an 18,000 dollar scope (low voltage though, damn)
>Please, tell me what I need, and I can PROBABLY borrow it for a day
>or two. I can get scopes, ohmmeters, ammeters, voltometers,
>multimeters, frequency probes, resistors, caps, and so on forever.
>Seriously, supplies(being borrowed, that is) isnt a problem.
>What do I need so I can MEASURE output voltage?
You need to build calibrated E-field probes (search the archives for
details). You set up the probe with your measurement equipment and
put a known voltage on the tesla coil (using a calibrated signal
generator). That gets you the calibration factor for your
measurement system (i.e. if I measure 20 millivolts on my probe, and
there's 1000V on the toroid, then then every volt on the probe is
50kV on the toroid).
You'll need a way to put known voltages on the toroid.