[TCML] New Geek Group Video - Capacitors
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Thu Jan 7 18:16:31 MST 2010
Who deserves credit for establishing the ideal ratios (H/D) and turns for
highest Q? Certainly not the candle stick maker (I made one once a long time
ago). I know Richard Hull fully blew away that myth with his Medusa coil!
From: tesla-bounces at pupman.com [mailto:tesla-bounces at pupman.com] On Behalf
Of DC Cox
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Subject: Re: [TCML] New Geek Group Video - Capacitors
Frank Lee also repeatly stated" In no Tesla coil can the sec spark exceed
the length of the sec coil". It's in several of his writings.
Yes, he was the first one to use "snubber" caps in 1968-69.
On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 3:10 PM, <sheelite at aol.com> wrote:
> Not to in any way diminish the monumental contributions made by Terry,
> I'd have to say Frank Lee, of Morris & Lee deserves credit for previously
> using a MMC in a Tesla coil. I built my first coil (albeit a super long
> skinny one) to M&L's plans in the late 60s that used about 16-20 series
> connected commercial capacitors. Now, clearly Terry introduced the concept
> to the modern coilers and performed elaborate testing to identify the
> preferred capacitor fabrication characteristics. I still have the plans
> will try to scan them and post a link, if only for historical records.
> interesting note, M&L required a buyer to pass a non-trivial electronics
> safety test before they would sell you a kit for their TC.
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