[TCML] Strike rail hits and loud bangs - video uploaded
Stephen J. Hobley
shobley at userfs.com
Tue Sep 30 21:15:46 MDT 2008
You can see/hear the "bang" at the end of the run.
Is this a primary coil strike?
How can we fix this?
From: Stephen J. Hobley
Sent: Tue 9/30/2008 9:37 PM
To: Tesla Coil Mailing List
Subject: Strike rail hits and loud bangs
We have a fairly simple coil using a 60ma NST. Recently I changed the tap point on the primary and by chance hit a really sweet spot.
Usually the Tesla Tuner is pretty accurate and gives good results, but in this case it did not indicate that this tap point was a good one.
The streamer length has increased by at least 50% - but we did notice some rather worrying "bangs" from the Terry filter spark gap when the strike rail is being hit. Is this normal?
Is it possible to tune a Tesla coil into a self-destructive state?
I would take some pictures, but the darned thing scares me to death...
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