Re: Proven Design

Yes, 3" PVC (3.5 actual OD). I have red glyptal to paint the core with 
after the lenth is decided on and the core is prepped.  Made a jig for 
winding per the instructions in your coildbuild guide.  Right now I am 
looking for thicker poly to start rolling caps with.

Thank you for responding.


>> 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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