[TCML] Idea... And some info on my first coil in progress!
bunnikillr at cox.net
Fri Jan 18 05:10:04 MST 2008
I would go for the 12KV NST as a power supply to start ( easier to set
up) advisable to use the Terry Filter
the primary should be rewound to 3/8 - 1/2"" spacing instead of 1" (
unless you meant 1" from center to center of the coils)
the caps you have at the moment are a bit big ( high uF) you will need
something in the .01uF range or so, consider making a MMC ( multi mini cap)
the secondary should be fine ,a bit short but ok.
Achieving a decient output on the first few tries of firing up the coil
is desirable but not too often does it occur, be prepared for a minor
let down ;)
search the internet for more info on theory and building, search and
read this list for advisable web sites to visit.
Andrew Power wrote:
>I'm new to the coiling thing and have enjoyed reading through some of the
>old lists. I joined the mailing list and find it very difficult as well as
>inefficient. I have forum software loaded on my web servers and I'm pretty
>sure that the addition of a Tesla forum wouldn't use much bandwidth or
>system resources. Would this be something that the coil community would
>like??? I just figured hey, it's free, why not give it a shot... Anyway,
>I have started building my first coil, and I'm not sure how I can make all
>this work together. Here is what I have so far:
>4X - 1200 watt MOT
>1X - 12kv 30ma NST
>I don't know if these are suitable for Tesla use. I just happened to come
>across these for free. I'm really hopping these can be used.
>WESTINGHOUSE INERTEEN CAPACITOR
>The secondary is 22g wound on 6.375 outside diameter pvc. I only had enough
>wire to wind it 23 inches though.
>The primary is .34 OD copper tube with 1" spacing. Inside diameter is
>7.375" and it has 7.5 turns. Unfortunately, that's all the tubing I had
>available at the time.
>I don't really know if there is a way to get this to work without having to
>get different caps or having to make another coil altogether. This is my
>first attempt and I admit, I rushed into it to quickly. Anyhow, if any of
>you have suggestions or know anything about those caps, please let me know.
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