Re: coil power switch (fwd)
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Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 08:21:30 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: coil power switch (fwd)
On 12 Jan, Tesla List wrote:
> In a message dated 98-01-09 02:04:37 EST, you write:
> I am building a small (4") coil powered by a 9KV 30ma NST, all of
> the primary circuit components will be enclosed in a box made of
> plexiglass and wood. My question is should I put the switch on the
> enclosure or should it be remotely located in a separate box. I
> have not really noticed how this is set up except on the really
> big coils.
> Any suggestions?
> I usually mount the main power switch, variac, current & voltage meters, etc.
> several feet away from the coil - well out of strike range.
> Ed Sonderman
I'll second that one. And a 4" coil is not as small as you might think.
After some major tweaking this weekend (added a new cap to the existing
one, and a second 12KV30ma Neon) my 3.5x10" coil is producing 18" arcs
regularly (those are the ones I could measure straight line to a strike
point, and some that appeared to go a bit beyond that point (but I can't
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