[TCML] Largest Secondary Coil "Drivable" by Primary Circuit
brandonhendershot at gmail.com
Sun Sep 26 17:38:39 MDT 2010
When I mention spark quality, I mean how long or bright the breakout is.
That's some really nice information there, I may have to save this email! So
if you want the biggest, brightest breakout in town, you shouldn't worry
about secondary and topload size (unless you fear bad quality in secondary
arc length comparison) being as big as possible, and just make sure it isn't
too small. Increasing secondary size will not affect spark length unless the
secondary is too small to begin with (indicated by racing sparks).
And if you're to increase the topload size, it should follow the same
effects as the secondary coil, right?
On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 8:33 AM, Futuret <futuret at aol.com> wrote:
> Hi Brandon,
> I'm not sure what you mean by spark quality? You can increase the
> size and keep the input power level the same, and still obtain the same
> length and quality if you keep the same toroid size the same. The sparks
> not look as impressive relative to the secondary size however.
> If you increase your input power, but keep the secondary size the same, yes
> you'll get more sparks. To fully take advantage of the increased input
> you'd need to increase the toroid size however (depending on the initial
> size... there's always a caveat). Spark length is very dependent on toroid
> (and on input power of course).
> If a secondary is too small for a given input power, you'll get racing
> sparks and
> various secondary coil breakdowns. You can increase the input power and
> toroid size, and get longer sparks, until all the bad things start to
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brandon Hendershot <brandonhendershot at gmail.com>
> To: Tesla Coil Mailing List <tesla at pupman.com>
> Sent: Sat, Sep 25, 2010 11:02 pm
> Subject: Re: [TCML] Largest Secondary Coil "Drivable" by Primary Circuit
> Hi John,
> As I increase secondary size, I'll have to subsequently account for
> morepower in the primary circuit in order to achieve the same spark
> quality.But if I choose to increase power in the primary circuit, without
> increasingthe size of the secondary, it should simply throw more sparks,
> yes? Seemsobvious enough. If that's the case, I may just keep it the size it
> is andenjoy better sparks! ;) At least until I can get more power into the
> primaryto pay off a bigger secondary.
> Thanks John,
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