[TCML] 60ma Coil Discharge - comments welcome
dgoodfelo at verizon.net
Sun Sep 28 09:39:30 MDT 2008
I built a 9/60 coil about 3 years ago that did quite well. It can be
You appear to be on the right path with your coil. As you have seen,
most of the replies advise to lower the strike rail. On my coil the
strike rail would occasionally take a hit, but there was no glow between
the rail and the secondary. I built this coil with 15 .33uf capacitors
in series. I believe that the smooth toroid makes for longer streamers,
so you may want to invest in a spun toroid.
This coil put out about 36" of spark, with the single spark gap set at 7/32"
Ran like a champ!
Best regards, Dave Goodfellow
Stephen J. Hobley wrote:
> This is a picture of our coil with the 'new' 60ma NST with 135uF run
> You can see one of the flashes (possibly caused by lint) and a strange
> corona running like 4 searchlights from the top of the strike rail
> supports (insulated) up to the toroid - we've never seen that before -
> anyone know what is causing it?
> I'll clean and varnish the coil and take another picture when it's
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