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Re: [TCML] My first Tesla

Ignition coils can not provide enough current to drive a cap bank, so
performance is usually very poor, at best on 3-4 inches of ourput spark.

If you do use ignition coils, figure Cres will be equal to approx 2 mA per
coil, so 4 mA total current for the capacitive reactance equation.  Then use
1.4 x Cres value so you don't blow the coils.

If you can snag a used neon sign transformer you performance will increase
by at least 500%.

I have plans for this type of coil and could email them to you if you
contact me off-list.

Dr. Resonance

2008/6/20 Simon Dodd <Simon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> Hi everybody,
> I have found this list extremely useful for finding information about
> coiling but I still have a few problems...
> I have attached a formula sheet and some diagrams of my design for ease of
> explanation.  My problem is that all the formulae are for NST designs that
> run on mains voltage and I am using a 12V battery to power two ignition
> coils in anti-parallel, therefore I don't know how to get my line voltage
> frequency and various other figures.
> Everything is built, I just need to tune it and find the value of MMC that
> I
> will need.
> I started with the design on this page;
> http://www.uoguelph.ca/~antoon/circ/hv/ss-tesla/ss-tesla.html
> Then changed to this design;
> http://www.rmcybernetics.com/projects/DIY_Devices/homemade_tesla_coil.htm
> Although my design is based on these specifications my Primary and
> secondary
> are of my own design, the circuitry is that of the second page above.  I am
> also unsure of the best way to connect the high voltage side of things, I
> have seen two different ways, one with the spark gap in series and the
> other
> in parallel with the primary coil.
> I am using a conical primary, I can send any more info on request.
> Thanks for your help in advance, keep coiling
> Simon
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> Yes Boss Music
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> UK
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