[TCML] RE: FAQ
Gary.Lau at hp.com
Thu Jul 16 19:23:57 MDT 2009
That WOULD be useful! Only trouble is, often enough, one man's myth is another's religion. I can see a LOT of bandwidth being expended here, trying to reach consensus! Fer instance, to your point #4, surely there is a coil small enough that it is thoroughly safe to touch. But who among us can state what that threshold is?
Of course your point is largely valid and should be included among the many coiling myths. My point is that there's a lot of wordsmithing and revising that will need to happen.
Regards, Gary Lau
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tesla-bounces at pupman.com [mailto:tesla-bounces at pupman.com] On
> Behalf Of Dex Dexter
> Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 3:57 PM
> To: Tesla Coil Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [TCML] RE: FAQ
> And what about list like:Myths and misconceptions surrounding tesla coils we can
> often read and hear about?
> To start with,my top 5 myths are:
> 1.Lenght of the secondary wire should be 1/4 wavelenght of the resonant
> 2.Voltage step-up can be computed by the ratio of the number of secondary to
> primary turns.
> 3.Output potential of coils can be determined by output spark lenght.
> 4.Tesla coil sparks are safe to "touch" (very weak currents and skin effect bad
> 5.Magnifiers are much more efficient then classical coils and generate higher
> To compose list of Top 50 myths might be lot of fun I guess.
More information about the Tesla