Re: Bad Day -at- Coil Corral....
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Subject: Re: Bad Day -at- Coil Corral....
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 15:51:42 -0500
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In a message dated 96-02-22 10:44:08 EST, tesla-at-grendel.objinc-dot-com writes:
>I balk at paying new meter prices and after over a year of accumulating
>parts I have yet to find decent meters at what I consider reasonable
>prices. Bite the bullet for the meter cause is right around the
>corner. I'm sure that my gaps are the problem at this point. Getting
>over 2' of occasional breakout tonight with the welding cable in the
>tank circuit. This is still with the current at minimum setting. I
>only have 15 amp fuses in my control disco box so max gross draw is
>less than that. That tip for the moveable secondary tap does pay off.
>Rumaged through one of my junk boxes and came up with a heavier spring
>to boot. The rotary is not going to happen real soon. I have to live
>with the static gaps for a while yet. On a more personal note, I'm
>having a ball playing with this thing.....
I agree, it is fun. When I was spending every weekend and night building
mine, my wife kept making noises about being a Tesla coil widow.
I found my AC amp meter and the current transformer at a local salvage place.
I think I paid $10.00 for the meter and $5.00 for the transformer. I did
need to relable the meter face to get the correct readings. I know they
have more used current transformers. If you let me know what you want, I can
take a look.