RE: TESLA COIL DESIGN
Subject: RE: TESLA COIL DESIGN
From: chip (Chip Atkinson)
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 1995 12:59:11 +0700
Thanks for the answers. A few other questions: How big should the primary coil
be? I figure that the inside radius should be big enough to allow the secondary
to fit in it and allow some room to attach to the tail of the secondary coil.
I heard something like the primary should be 3x the diameter of the secondary.
Is that true?
How much space between the secondary and inner turn of the primary? I guess
I should just allow 1/4" to 3/8" spacing between turns, calculate the inductance
at about 7 turns, and say, 20 turns and see if it spans the calculated necessary
value for primary inductance and start tuning from there eh?
Also, am I correct in assuming that all the wires in the primary circuit should
be able to carry at least as much current as the primary winding? I always
hear about "heavy" wire, but it doesn't make sense to use beefy tubing in the
primary coil if most of the wire in the primary circuit is any smaller