Re: A novel top electrode

Oh, nothing particularly special, except that they suit my particular
coil and I think that the 5" c.s. dimension will suit the maximum voltage
I'm likely to generate.  I'm hoping that that will actually be a little
large, so that I will get no spark until I squoosh it down a bit with my
adjustment feature.


On Thu, 16 Dec 1999 16:42:28 -0700 Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> writes:
>Original Poster: "Malcolm Watts" <malcolm.watts-at-wnp.ac.nz> 
>Hi Ken,
>             Having designed and built upmteen terminals using zero-
>cost polystyrene rescued from rubbish skips I'm sorry to say I'm 
>unlikely to buy plans for one. I do have a question thoguh:
>> Original Poster: Kennan C Herrick <kcha1-at-juno-dot-com> 
>> To all on the Tesla List:
>> It has occurred to me that a top electrode having the following 
>> might be valuable:
>> 1.  A toroid with 13 3/4" mean diameter and (largest) cross-section
>> diameter of 5".
>Why?  What's so special about those particular dimensions?

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