[TCML] Setting up for the first time
resonance at wildblue.net
Thu Jul 17 11:17:09 MDT 2008
Set your total gap spacing to around .180" (180 mils), then, after tuning at
low power (50% or less) with a variac, the set final gap to approx 0.200
Performance tuning includes both primary resonance tap point, and also
elevating the sec coil to set the best coeff of coupling (k factor) as
indicated by longest output spark length. Some 1/2 inch size scrap plywood
works good for this exploration process.
In many cases the sec coil can be elevated 1-2" above the horizontal
plane of the pri coil to obtain longest spark output.
2008/7/17 Stephen J. Hobley <shobley at userfs.com>:
> I'm getting close to firing up my very first Tesla coil. It uses a 12Kv
> NST, Terry filter, static gap, and MMC. When I begin, how should I set the
> ...and then how should I measure performance and make adjustments for
> optimum discharge?
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