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Re: Another trial: Strange results again...

Original poster: "Luc by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <ludev-at-videotron.ca>

Hi Simon,

You need to be PRUDENT but I think your gap is a little to small 3 sheets
of paper X 6 gaps make around
1/8" if we use the same kind of paper than me. On my last coil I use a
single gap of 1/4" with an OBIT and
a MMC of .0058uF and don't forget that energy ( Joule ) store in a cap
increase at the square of the
voltage :E=(C*V2)/2.

Please again be prudent increase your gap space bit by bit because if you
go to far you will blow your

It could be something else too, I try to find the complete spec of your
coil ( kind of transformer V? A?
,  size of top load , diameter of the coil ) in the archive without success.

Luc Benard

Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Simon Yorkston by way of Terry Fritz
<twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <Quantum-X-at-Qserve.8m-dot-com>
> > Hi Simon
> >
> > What is the space between your gap and how many turn do you have on your
> > secondary ?
> >
> > Luc Benard
> >
> Hi Luc.
> The space is not exactly conscistant, but is propably about 2-3 peice of
> paper wide, over 6 gaps, if I remember correctly [it's quite a walk to my
> coil :)].
> As for the secondary, it's 25" of 22AWG wire, which by my math works out to
> be ~ 895 turns, assuming the insulation on the wire is negligible.
> Thanks,
> Simon