[TCML] Dr. Spark's "Fat Boy"
dr.hankenstein at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 30 19:33:51 MST 2008
Thanks for the kind words. Dr. Spark will appreciate that much. I cant's
speak for Chris; but I think he mentioned 60A at music peaks! Fat Boy is a
seriously wicked Tesla Coil running four CM600's in full bridge
configuration. Rated at 10kva, I think he put the hammer to it for
reliability tests. One has to make sure that all the R & D is done before
establishing a "safe operational range" of operation. This was the first
time a MIDI file was played through Fat Boy....so the R & D continues!
Chris also just finished a refurb on the secondary....about 80 coats of
varnish; it is absolutely beautiful....looks like a layer of glass! Way to
> [Original Message]
> From: bartb <bartb at classictesla.com>
> To: Tesla Coil Mailing List <tesla at pupman.com>
> Date: 11/30/2008 2:20:27 PM
> Subject: Re: [TCML] Dr. Spark's "Fat Boy"
> Hi Hank,
> Yes, thanks for sharing that video. The "Fat Boy" seemed to do just
> fine! I noted the current was looked at, but I couldn't make out the
> reading (I'm guessing 25A?). Also mentioned was that the variac was
> getting hot. Well, it's a relatively long run, so no surprise there if
> it's something like a Powerstat 28A variac.
> I really enjoyed that video. Someday, I hope to build a DRSSTC and
> attempt some audio modulation.
> Take care,
> Dr.Hankenstein wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Thought you might like the effort Dr. Spark has put into his big DRSSTC
full bridge CM600 coil. Here is a video he made of the results...very
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgCMClrzS_g
> > Please enjoy!
> > Hank
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