[TCML] K-value? - was: New pic of 60ma coil with suggestions applied
Stephen J. Hobley
shobley at userfs.com
Sun Sep 28 19:03:19 MDT 2008
I don't know how to determine/calculate a K value of a coil - is there a reference somewhere?
From: tesla-bounces at pupman.com on behalf of DC Cox
Sent: Sun 9/28/2008 7:45 PM
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Subject: Re: [TCML] New pic of 60ma coil with suggestions applied
Overcoupling is the usual suspect for racing sparks. Keep your k value in
the range of 0.10 to 0.14 for most spark excited coils for good performance
without racing sparks. Also sometimes caused by standing waves due to poor
quenching. This is true especially if your toroid size is
less than 2 x sec coilform dia.
Be careful if you increase coupling too tight as this may put you back in
racing spark land.
On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 10:41 AM, Stephen J. Hobley <shobley at userfs.com>wrote:
> New one:
> Old one is here:
> This is with all suggestions applied - I moved the strike rail, loosened
> the coupling and applied 6 coats of varnish to the secondary.
> No more racing sparks. I'm going to increase coupling and see what
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