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Re: Construction of first tesla coil (fwd)
Original poster: Gerry Reynolds <greynolds@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 16:40:08 -0700
From: resonance <resonance@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Construction of first tesla coil (fwd)
I'm sending you a complete set of plans off-list. You could use that 26 ga.
wire. It's made for a 12/60 neon but will run fine on your 9 kV xmfr.
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 1:42 PM
Subject: Construction of first tesla coil (fwd)
> Original poster: Gerry Reynolds <greynolds@xxxxxxxxxx>
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> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 12:03:35 -0500 (EST)
> From: M G <gt4awd@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Construction of first tesla coil
> Hi, I'm new to coiling in that I have not built one yet, but I have been
> learning about
> tesla coils for over two months. I have been collecting the supplies I
> will need to
> build my first coil. I have a 9kv 30ma NST purchased in NOS condition,
> Terry filter
> components, a 2x10amp cornell dubillier RFI filter, 12 cornell dubillier
> .15MFD 2000VDC
> capacitors with resistors, a 798' spool of 24AWG enamled magnet wire, also
> a 1500' spool
> of 26AWG enamled magnet wire. The transformer has been tested and works
> good for jacobs
> ladders. It can create a 3" arc before the arc breaks. It is grounded with
> a 12AWG
> insulated solid copper wire that leads outside and is burried about 2'
> Around 3' of the wire that is burried I stipped and made into a small
> coil. Should this
> grounding be good enough?
> What would be the best dimensions for my secondary coil using only a 9kv
> 30ma NST, and
> what is the max spark length the coil should make? Using the program
> "TeslaMap", I get a
> height to width ratio of 4/1 using the entire spool of 26AWG magnet wire,
> which would
> make a secondary of 5" diameter, 20" winding height, and 1140 turns of
> wire. Being a
> beginner though i'm sure I will make mistakes winding the coil, and should
> first get
> some practice. I would like to use the 24AWG magnet wire to make a smaller
> What is the smallest sized secondary I could with the 24AWG?
> I bought a new poly cutting board 11"x14" non-porrus/absorbent that I hope
> will work for
> the MMC board. I still need to learn more about exactly how to setup the
> MMC bank. It
> will be my first time working with high voltage and capacitors. So far the
> construction and use of a few jacobs ladders, is my only experience using
> high voltage.
> So any help and advice is really appriciated.
> Thanks, GT4AWD.
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