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Re: [TCML] Bizarre tesla coil on E-Bay

Umm, I beg to differ...  I think the experience of most here has the
longest sparks occuring when the coil is *IN* tune.  When a coil is OUT of
tune, the power from the transformer is not coupled to the secondary and
delivered to sparks, so it is dissipated in capacitor dielectric, spark
gaps, and other loss mechanisms, and THAT's when things are more likely to
die.  The width ratios don't matter - coupling and matching resonance do.
By what failure mechanism do you believe the transformers fail?

Gary Lau

On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 11:33 AM David Thomson <aetherwizard@xxxxxxxxx>

> If you want to extremely spill electrons all over the place, then you need
> to sacrifice something. A Tesla coil with lots of sparks is out of tune by
> definition. In this case, the exaggerated secondary width compared to the
> primary width, and the exaggerated height of the coil is hungry for
> current. This coil will forever feast on transformers.
> David Thomson
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