[TCML] making a small receiver coil
jeffmill2 at charter.net
Wed Mar 21 12:39:15 MST 2012
Thanks for the input
From: Jim Lux
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 10:07 AM
To: tesla at pupman.com
Subject: Re: [TCML] making a small receiver coil
On 3/21/12 7:23 AM, Jim Lux wrote:
> On 3/21/12 5:06 AM, jeff mill wrote:
>> Guys How can I make, or should I say what is the wiring config for a
>> receiver coil. I am going to wind one probably 2” dia and maybe 12”
>> tall ,then use the appropriate topload to tune it to 100k which is
>> what my tesla is tuned at.
I just realized you wrote this:
I do not want to use a secondary winding
>> with it .
That makes it a bit more challenging... If you're willing to get "small"
sparks, you could basically duplicate your primary. For a good demo, a
neon bulb (or perhaps a fluorescent?) might be good. You have to be
careful with neon or fluorescent because they'll light up just because
of the eField, without the resonant rise from a tuned receiver coil.
If you're working with lower voltages, then your capacitor can be less
expensive (e.g. if your primary is 14 turns and 0.01 uF, and you're
working at 1kV instead of 20kV, you don't need a string of 942 caps at
2kV each.. a single 0.01 uF 1kV cap will work)
I just want to wire it in such a way that to get a sparking
>> effect to prove it is receiving via the main tesla or transmitter.
>> This coil will be about 10 foot away, again with a top load. Should I
>> put a spark gap points between the coils end that would normally go
>> straight to ground . or should I go ahead and forget the spark gap
>> and ground the coil therefore the small streamers will come off the
>> topload. I am basically asking how to wire the free standing receiver
>> coil to get “effects”
> Easy.. it's just a secondary with no primary. Put it over an RF ground,
> get it to resonate, put it in the field, and you're off and running..
> If you really want to show that power is transferring because of the
> resonance, you have to be a bit careful. (that is, if you had NO
> secondary winding, and just hooked a topload up to a wire connected to
> the bottom of your main coil, you'd probably get sparks off the small
> topload, if it's close enough)
> What you'd like is something where you can change the circuit and show
> that it picks up power in one state and not in another.
> How big is your main coil?
> You're going to have trouble making a small coil (with a single layer
> winding) resonant at a low frequency.. the L is low, the C is low, so
> the fRes is high.
> You might be able to do something like wind the bottom part of the coil
> with multiple layers (or in segments) so that you can get the L bigger
> without having breakdown problems.
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