Proven Design

Quoting gcerny-at-ix-dot-netcom-dot-com (Glenn Cerny):

> I picked up a 12,000v -at-30ma neon this past week.  Got my 3" 
> PVC, and aluminum flashing too.  Have about 5,000ft of 22ga 
> enameled wire on the shelf here.  Does anyone have a proven 
> design using these components?  I have the Tesla Coil 
> construction guide and 2 or 3 software programs.  The problem 
> is that the book does not cover my specific neon and the 
> computer programs do not come up with the same answer. 

Well your best bet is to start off with a capacitor that will
pretty well match your power supply. A .07 microfarad capacitor
will work just fine with this transformer.

Next you need to wind a coil set that will tune in with .07
microfarads capacitance on the primary. Are you thinking about 
winding the secondary coil on three inch PVC pipe? 

Richard Quick

... If all else fails... Throw another megavolt across it!
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