Re: Measuring Secondary Current
Subject: Re: Measuring Secondary Current
From: VP and high priest of Nauga Rights Relief Org <dewzenol-at-inlink-dot-com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 1995 01:29:06 -0600 (CST)
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I have a problem. I've got a Tesla Coil (rather poorly tuned, but that's
beside the point) I put together with a 6kv 1.2ma (stop laughing) supply
and a .0005mf 24kv cap with a 4" 4turn 12ga primary around a 3"dia
600turn 27ga secondary.
It puts out about a 2 inch spark.. :)
My problem is that I want to put a 9kv neon sign transformer on it, but
when I put it in, nothing resulted; my spark gap fired, but nothing came
of of the terminal cap except a small spark like that which might come
off of a 9-volt battery. I am completely clueless as to what is wrong;
I've tested the output of the transformer, verifying that it is 9kv.
I've tried using the center-ground and just one of the hv outs on it,
just using 4500v, but that doesn't work. I then tried the two hv outs,
ignoring the center - ground, using one hv out as gnd and the other as 9kv.
Any insight for me?
(BTW: my terminal cap is a copper toilet float.)
(alsoalsoBTW: I was lucky enough to find a 1991 ARRL hdbk at the local
library for $2.00 on the used books sale table..)
You're as much use as a condom machine at the Vatican.
-- Rimmer to Holly in Red Dwarf `Queeg'