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Re: [TCML] Largest Secondary Coil "Drivable" by Primary Circuit
I'm not sure what you mean by spark quality? You can increase the secondary
size and keep the input power level the same, and still obtain the same spark
length and quality if you keep the same toroid size the same. The sparks might
not look as impressive relative to the secondary size however.
If you increase your input power, but keep the secondary size the same, yes
you'll get more sparks. To fully take advantage of the increased input power,
you'd need to increase the toroid size however (depending on the initial toroid
size... there's always a caveat). Spark length is very dependent on toroid size
(and on input power of course).
If a secondary is too small for a given input power, you'll get racing sparks and
various secondary coil breakdowns. You can increase the input power and
toroid size, and get longer sparks, until all the bad things start to happen.
From: Brandon Hendershot <brandonhendershot@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Tesla Coil Mailing List <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sat, Sep 25, 2010 11:02 pm
Subject: Re: [TCML] Largest Secondary Coil "Drivable" by Primary Circuit
As I increase secondary size, I'll have to subsequently account for morepower in the primary circuit in order to achieve the same spark quality.But if I choose to increase power in the primary circuit, without increasingthe size of the secondary, it should simply throw more sparks, yes? Seemsobvious enough. If that's the case, I may just keep it the size it is andenjoy better sparks! ;) At least until I can get more power into the primaryto pay off a bigger secondary.
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