[TCML] mini Tesla coil specs
Gary.Lau at hp.com
Thu Nov 5 07:45:26 MST 2009
I don't know that I've ever heard of a Tesla coil operating with a voltage as low as 2kV. I'm not saying it can't be done, but you'd be plumbing new depths there. Definitely use a single static gap, with direct airflow thru the gap. Using the 5/60 unit is certainly the better option.
For small coils, you really want high inductance secondaries (and primaries). I'd choose the 28 AWG wire, or finer.
Regards, Gary Lau
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> Subject: [TCML] mini Tesla coil specs
> Hello Group,
> I have two smaller transformers and I would like to make a table top (portable) coil
> out of one of them. I have a 2kv, 60ma open transformer that was made for spark
> gap operation, I also have a 5kv, 60ma NST - the old fashion style.
> Have other people build tesla coils at these low voltages, are there any special
> requirement? for magnet wire I have a large roll of 26 gauge and a smaller roll of
> 28 gauge wire, some pvc pipe (the white stuff), capacitors.....etc.
> any input would be apreatiated!
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