[TCML] primary voltage
drieben at comcast.net
Tue Jan 12 07:02:32 MST 2010
Huh? Can't get copper tubing in your local Lowe's or
Home Depot?? Are you absolutely sure about that?
Every local Lowe's (and Home Depot) in my area
(Memphis, TN) has copper tubing in 50' or 60' coils
inside a flat box in diameters from 3/16" OD refrigi-
ration tubing to 3/4" ID in the plumbing section.
Can't imagine the local Arizona HDs or Lowe's NOT
having it, too! If all else failed though, you could always
look up one of your local plumbing supply companies.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brandon Hendershot" <brandonhendershot at gmail.com>
To: "Tesla Coil Mailing List" <tesla at pupman.com>
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2010 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TCML] primary voltage
> You would need to have 40' of #6 ground wire to achieve the same
> values as 50' of 1/4" refrigeration tubing. And besides all that, I
> can't get any of that tubing from any home depot or lowes in Arizona...
> On Jan 11, 2010, at 5:58 AM, "Lau, Gary" <Gary.Lau at hp.com> wrote:
>> I'm not sure that solid #6 wire is any cheaper than 1/4"
>> refrigeration tubing (could be wrong tho), but it will be a lot more
>> difficult to work with.
>> Regards, Gary Lau
>> MA, USA
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: tesla-bounces at pupman.com [mailto:tesla-bounces at pupman.com] On
>>> Behalf Of Brandon Hendershot
>>> Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 5:29 PM
>>> To: Tesla Coil Mailing List
>>> Subject: Re: [TCML] primary voltage
>>> On Jan 9, 2010, at 12:13 PM, "Dex Dexter" <dexterlabs at dcemail.com>
>>>> Bigger the coil bigger the primary and wire dia employed.
>>> Based on what you've said here, and what I've been told by DC, Its
>>> necessary to have a 0.25" copper tube primary for a fairly small coil
>>> (15kV 30mA, 3.5" Sec) to perform optimally, correct? From what I've
>>> heard from DC, 6 AWG bare ground wire will do the trick. Sorry to but
>>> into the post with my pesky questions.
>>> Thanks everyone!
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