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Fwd: Please help me with my coil
Original poster: "Paul Marshall by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <klugmann-at-hotmail-dot-com>
What is the diameter of your coil ? I had a 4" that produced 60" arc's
routinly. I was running a static gap. 10 electrodes .025" between them and
plenty of air. My cap was .026 uF. If I can help you in anyway just write me
>From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>Subject: Please help me with my coil
>Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 20:32:11 -0700
>Original poster: "Tom Stathes by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
>Here are my coil specs.
>I recently built a 50nf 20kvdc mmc cap for my coil.
>after adding a decent topload and retuning i get the
>same spark length as with my 12nf saltwater/winebottle
>cap. What gives? With 1.33kw i think i should be
>getting more that 24in discharges dont you? I think
>the problem may be with my spark gap. Its a static
>gap made of a few pieces of copper pipe lined up like
>this ||||| I think i might make a rotary gap i saw in
>poptronics. It was made by attaching metal strips to
>a muffin fan, and putting it between 2 electrodes
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>not to scale obviously
>But u get the idea rite?
>Thanks for any help.
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