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Re: Capacitor in series or parallel?
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- Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2005 18:46:54 -0600
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Original poster: "D.C. Cox" <resonance@xxxxxxxxxx>
Spark gap always in parallel with the incoming power. Capacitor is
in series with the pri coil.
When the sparkgap fires it shorts the xmfr which helps reduce
kickback. Always in series for the cap --- and use a Terry filter.
On the primary circuit of a Tesla coil, is it better to put the
capacitor in series or parallel with the primary coil. I have seen
numerous Tesla coil schematics that place the cap in parallel with
the primary, others the cap is in series with the primary. If the
cap was in parallel with the primary coil, the spark gap was in
series with the primary coil and vice versa.
I hope I have accurately described my question.