[TCML] primary coil connections
glau1024 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 10:51:39 MST 2011
But I do like Brandon's Tesla Coil Rap, and schematically on paper,
connecting the cap to the tap just looks nicer!
On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 1:20 PM, Gary Lau <glau1024 at gmail.com> wrote:
> In contrast to what others have suggested - I don't think it matters. What
> does matter is that the outer turns are selected by the tap. If there were
> unused turns on the inside of the primary, there could be enough induced
> voltage in the unused turns that it would arc to the secondary.
> Now, if the transformer used has one side grounded, then that grounded node
> should go to the inside primary connection, just to minimise the stress
> between there and the secondary base. But if you're using a center-grounded
> NST, I don't see why it would matter which way the primary was hooked up.
> Have I missed something?
> Regards, Gary Lau
> MA, USA
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 10:29 AM, John Contovasilis <
> jlcontovasilis at gmail.com> wrote:
>> when connecting the primary coil to the capacitor bank, do you connect it
>> the inner most turn of the primary or the tap point turn?
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