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Re: JavaTC

Original poster: Vardan <vardan01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


Be concerned with "power". A Tesla coil's sparks generally depend on how much "power" is put into it. For an NST, that is simply the voltage multiplied by the current. So a 9000 Volt NST at 30 mA will be:

9000 x 0.030 = 270 watts of power.

The formula is then:

Spark length (inches) = 1.7 x SQRT(power)

1.7 x SQRT(270) = 28 inches of spark length...

That is the best case... Mutual inductance is pretty far down on the list. It depends a lot on the coil losses and such... But, "big input power" means "big output power" which means "big streamers" ;-))



At 08:14 PM 2/4/2006, you wrote:
hello, i was wondering if any of you could tell me what number on the javaTC program will tell me how powerful my coil will be, or what number i should be most concerned with. My guess is that its the Mutual inductance, but i could be total wrong. anyways your help is greatly appricated, thank you