Re: Classic coil

In a message dated 96-12-04 01:22:58 EST, you write:

 I am unfamiliar with the specifies of that leacture, could you please
 << This coil has 2 primaries with 96 turns in each, and two
  > secondaries with 260 turns in each. >>
 Do you mean that the "two" primaries and secondaries were wound on top of
 each other, and then connected in series (a novel idea, but that would mean
 that the top of the inner coil would have to run back down the winding to
 form the base ((starting poin))t of the outer layer) or do you mean that the
 coil was made by putting the equivalent of two standard TC systems "back to
 back" to make up the "bipolar" coil?
 <<Each of the  terminals of the coil
 > is connected to a circle>>
 Do you mean a "ring" of metal with a hollow interior or a Solid flat
 Thanks for the clarification.
 P.S. By the way, how could I get a copy of his specifiecation/lecture?
 -DavidF- >>


If you can find the book Tesla Coil Secrets by R.A. Ford, on page 27 it shows
a bipolar coil with some different secondary terminals.  One example is a
wire loop on each end one larger than the other which should make a heavy
brush shaped discharge in a cone shape between the two.  I found this book
several years ago.  It is very out of date, showing old construction
techniques.  It is also misleading in many instances for the novice but has
some interesting old diagrams.

Ed Sonderman