[TCML] Building my first tesla coil
wavetuner at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 19:48:40 MST 2009
You need to take inventory on what can be used or not. Electrolytic caps
have no value here. Maybe for a disk launcher.
All the power is underground there. How cool is that? You seem to have some
confusion about capacitors though. Please study the archives.
A vault transformer would be way cooler then a pole pig if it is small
enough-say residential size.
Please be careful.
From: tesla-bounces at pupman.com [mailto:tesla-bounces at pupman.com] On Behalf
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 8:56 AM
To: tesla at pupman.com
Subject: [TCML] Building my first tesla coil
Greetings to all,
I have just started on tesla coil building, and as such am quite a dunce in
most aspects. So far i have managed to get 7 MOTs, 1 MOT cap, 1 NST rated 9
kV 30 mA, 1 large unrated NST, 26137 micro F worth of 400VDC caps, 216000
micro F worth of 350VDC caps (36x 350VDC 6000 micro F caps), 20350 micro F
worth of 200VDC caps, 18900 micro F worth of 150 VDC caps, 20600 micro F
worth of 100VDC caps as well as about 10 kg of 0.5mm magnet wire, all from
junk shops. One thing to note is that all those caps are polar aluminium
electrolytic types, so i don't know if they can be used in a tesla coil at
all. I also managed to pick up a power supply unit for a smashed He/Ne
laser, but doubt that will be of much good here.
I had half the mind to build a 15.4 kJ cap bank for EM propulsion, but
decided that I am untimately still more interested in building a tesla coil.
This is the first time I am meddling with HV stuff on this scale, and as
such i think i really need lots of good advice from experienced builders.
I am based in Singapore, and the local power supply is at 240V 50 Hz. I am
also trying to acquire a pole pig or 2, though those would have to be
imported as there are no overhead power lines here, as well as those big
ceramic power grid caps which would serve well in a big tesla coil.
Any design advice would be much appreciated.
thanks and regards,
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