[TCML] Tuning a Tesla Coil with an Oscilloscope
resonance at wildblue.net
Sun Feb 6 12:18:43 MST 2011
I developed a digital tuner for coils. I will email you a copy off list.
It uses only 8 parts and is very easy to build. Accurately tunes both small
and large coil by adjusting the distance of antenna to coil.
On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 3:24 PM, Jon Danniken <danniken at comcast.net> wrote:
> Brandon Garretson wrote:
>> JavaTC will get you close, use the TCT device to verify, then fine-tune.
> I am probably going to be the sole voice is dissent on this, but although I
> did build the Terry Tuner at one time and found it to work exactly as
> expected, I consider that step to be redundant.
> Instead, I use the expected tap setting as generated by design equatijons
> (such as those resulting from using Bart's JavaTC), and then do low power
> testing to fine tune the initial tap setting.
> The tuner is pretty cool, and very ingenious in it's construction, but I
> just don't see a need for it given a ballpark idea of where the tap will go,
> and then progressing with low-power tuning.
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