Re: Toroid info wanted (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 09:06:43 -0700
From: Jim Lux <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Toroid info wanted

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> From:  michael tucknott [SMTP:michael.tucknott-at-virgin-dot-net]
> Sent:  Sunday, March 15, 1998 11:17 PM
> To:  tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject:  Toroid info wanted
> Help--can any body tell me why some coils have there toroids standing
> off the top.
Experimental adjustment for best performance... If you put the toroid too
high, the field at the top windings gets high enough to cause corona and
sparking there. 

> Also what is the best way of mounting the toride.
I used PVC pipe fittings (not glued) on the coil I built last week. Seemed
to work ok.
> And is it best to make it adjustable. 
yes.... but don't let lack of adjustability stop you...