[TCML] 60/50Hz Tesla Coil?
mddeming at aol.com
mddeming at aol.com
Mon Apr 19 07:25:39 MDT 2010
Of course resonance transformers can be made for 50/60 Hz, The question I thought he was asking was could a Tesla Coil (which most define as an air core resonant transformer) be made for 50/60 Hz, in which case my answer stands.
Consider the following question and answers:
Question: Can I haul 5 tons of cargo in my family sedan?
Answer 1: No, a sedan isn't big enough.
Answer 2: Yes, As long as your family sedan is a semi.
Neither answer is wrong.
From: Phillip Slawinski <pslawinski at gmail.com>
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Sent: Mon, Apr 19, 2010 8:05 am
Subject: Re: [TCML] 60/50Hz Tesla Coil?
Resonance transformers have been done at the hobbyist level too. Cameron
rince and David Rieben both have such a setup. I have several photos of
uch a setup on my flickr page.
n Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 22:28, jimlux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:
> mddeming at aol.com wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> Remembering that f=1/[2pi*sqrt(LC)], if you want f to be 1/3000th of a
> regular tesla coil, then the product LC must be 9,000,000 times bigger. Try
> figuring out the physical sizes.
> Matt D.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Morris <gbmorris at gmail.com>
> To: Tesla list <Tesla at pupman.com>
> Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2010 2:46 pm
> Subject: [TCML] 60/50Hz Tesla Coil?
> So I just built my first solid state coil this year, and in thinking about
> he nature of primary circuit driving, I got wondering, wouldn't it be
> ossible to design a Tesla Coil in which the secondary resonated at (or
> ear) 60/50Hz? The primary coil could be plugged directed into the wall
> o need for any driving circuitry, save for maybe a reactor to limit the
what you're really talking about is a classic resonance transformer.
They're used in HV testing, and were used decades ago for very high energy
X-rays (e.g. by Charlton, et al.) at the megavolt level.
They're almost always done with iron cores (that's the only way you can get
the inductance large enough and have the thing be a reasonable size).
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