[TCML] Litl TC and Old VDG and Tesla coil found in attic
wavetuner at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 00:38:16 MDT 2009
Least we forget there was a B+ transformer... I argue that is indeed the lil
TC since I built one. I have the PE issue in plastic. In fact I have that
whole year of issues.
I can scan the article if interested. I don't think PE would care after this
From: tesla-bounces at pupman.com [mailto:tesla-bounces at pupman.com] On Behalf
Of David Speck
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:58 PM
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Subject: Re: [TCML] Old VDG and Tesla coil found in attic
"Big TC" was a disruptive spark gap coil, while Steve's is a VTTC.
There was a "Lil' TC" plan published in the same popular Electronics
issue as "Bit TC", but it used a TV flyback transformer as an output.
Steve's TC is from a schematic 30-40 years older than the Big TC article.
daniel_kline at med.unc.edu wrote:
> Chances are that your Tesla-coil was built from this plan:
> Big TC, Popular Electronics, July 1964
> Dan K.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: steve date <sdate at gte.net>
> Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 5:51 pm
> Subject: [TCML] Old VDG and Tesla coil found in attic
> To: Tesla Coil Mailing List <tesla at pupman.com>
>> Several years ago I found a VDG and Tesla coil in an attic doing
>> install job near Seattle. I asked the new home owners
>> about the
>> equipment in their attic and they didn't have the slightest
>> knowledge of
>> what the "junk" was. They said I could have it as long as
>> I hauled it
>> out! this was appx 1981 and I have never had a chance to
>> mess with them.
>> I am now retired and have the time to start the project.
>> I have placed them on my website:
>> My questions for the group:
>> 1. anybody recognize either of them? builder? commercial?
>> 2. should I keep the TC "true" (long secondary) when
>> refurbishing it?
>> 3. any ideas on the tube type? schematic? (yes, I can draw it out)
>> 4. what material would be "best" for the belt
>> I would appreciate any comments from the group that would help
>> them to working condition. (I know, I know... the TC will
>> be a very
>> poor performer by today's standards... This is a "for-fun" project).
>> I suspect these were originally built for classroom use or
>> science fair use.
>> Steve - Seattle
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