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Re: [TCML] Overdriving NSTs
I didn't just luck out this time. I've done it several times already. Of
course, that was with it running as a Jacobs ladder. It's my understanding
that NSTs run at a lower voltage when short circuited. In TC duty they see
higher voltage as they charge the capacitor, but since I have my spark gap
conservatively set the firing voltage has not changed at all.
On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 6:17 AM, bunnykiller <bunnikillr@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey Phillip...
> 200%?? you put 240Vac into it? ouch you lucked out this time...probably
> wont be so lucky the next time around...good chance you stressed the
> insulation on the secondaries of the NST ...
> Scot D
> Phillip Slawinski wrote:
> I just hooked my NST up to the Tesla coil and ran it up to full (200%)
>> voltage. WOW! :-D Three foot sparks, maybe unimpressive to all you
>> but for me that's something :) I haven't made any attempt at tuning it,
>> I don't have all the parts yet.
>> My point is that for the short time I overdrove the NST in tesla coil duty
>> didn't destroy it immediately
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