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[TCML] Repair/restore of an old induction coil
I just acquired a rather large Ruhmkorff type induction coil, circa 1920 or
so. After cleaning the contacts I get a modest spark but such a large coil
ought to be good for more. There are three ancient condensers, and I suspect
at least one is bad. Each is rated at .45 MFD and 400 volts. They are linked
in parallel and are easily accessible. If I replace the condensers, should I
cleave exactly to the original setup, or could I use other configurations to
achieve the same capacitance, etc?
The coil was made by the Pontiac Coil Company, and it's about 14 inches long
by 7 wide.
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