Subject: RE: TESLA
From: richard.quick-at-slug-dot-org (Richard Quick)
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 1995 19:47:00 GMT
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MM> I came up with two 9kv .030 amp neon xformers and two 12kv
MM> 1.5kva PTs (don't ask)... I bought a length of 6" HDPE from
MM> the local plumbing supply... wound 25" of 22 AWG on it and
MM> put about a quart a polyurethane on top. Looks nice but I
MM> think if I ever wind another I'll use figerglass resin or
MM> epoxy paint...
Use the epoxy paint over the polyester resin. I agree with you on
the problems of polyurethane sealer applications, but it has
generally been more available and less expensive than a high
quality two-part epoxy paint. Both types of sealers perform well
when properly applied.
MM> I've got two tanks built for poly/alum/oil caps <and> I've
MM> got pipe and copper cut for a couple of static cylinder
MM> gaps. All in all I'm moving right along as I can find
MM> materials. Now, another question. What size toroid should I
MM> start with on this secondary?
I would tell you to start out with no less than a one foot
diameter by 3 inch cross section toriod for low power tuning and
testing of the new system. A 20 inch by 5 inch toriod will work
well with your neons. You will want to increase this
substantially to peak this coil out.
... If all else fails... Throw another megavolt across it!
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