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Some guesses about why your coil may not be working:Are you using a classic coil and core transformer-type NST? An electronic NST outputs high frequency AC which cannot directly charge your tank cap. NST's are typically fairly heavy, while electronic NST's are much lighter in weight.
Are you using an NST with a Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI). Without defeating/removing the GFI module, the NST may fail to work, or only work intermittently in a Tesla Coil. Most folks either get a transformer-type NST without GFI, or they remove the GFI module.
Is your spark gap firing at all? What are you using for a tank capacitor Good luck and best wishes, Bert Harrison Benson wrote:
Hello,I am working on a senior project along with my father who is an electrical engineer by building a tesla coil. We are following instructions from the instructables website. We have everything hooked up and wired, and yet it is not working. I would appreciate any help or tips that you can give me. I have a link to a youtube video of what I have so far here: Tesla Coil Not Working. My hypothesis is that the capacitors may be doing something wrong, but I am not sure. Thank you for your help. _______________________________________________ Tesla mailing list Tesla@xxxxxxxxxx http://www.pupman.com/mailman/listinfo/tesla
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