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Re: primary design?

Original poster: Mddeming@xxxxxxx
Hi Robert,

Six rings in parallel would have 1/6 the inductance of a single turn and therefore 6X the operating frequency of of a 1-turn primary. Series connected they would have almost the same inductance as a contiguous helix but would not be as structurally strong and the right-angle turns for the jumpers would be a major source of corona and probability of arc-over would be higher.

Hope this helps,

Matt D.

In a message dated 2/5/06 10:13:01 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
Original poster: "R. Amaya" <dimon20042004@xxxxxxxxx>

Hi everyone,

On My next tesla coil, I am wanting to make a cilindrical primary but
I was wanting to use rings of coper (the rings will have a gap) held
in place one on top of the other. The rings will be conected in
series by attaching a wire to one end of one ring and connecting it
to one end of the next ring above the first ring and the other end of
the second ring will be conected to one end of the third ring. or I
might wire the rings in a paralell form. Does anyone see a problem
with these designs? Would one design give better performance than the
other? Any coments or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Robert A.