tesla coil building
Subject: tesla coil building
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 1996 19:29:48 -0500
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Chip I've just subscribed to the Tesla list server, but am in a bit of a time
crunch for building a coil with my son for his science fair project. We're
about out of time and are in need of a source for a 5KV AC .015~ mfd cap.
any info would be appreciated. My email is rgramly-at-AOL-dot-com or
rgramly-at-immcms1.redstone.army.mil Our coil is a primary with 10 turns of
#6 copper wire in a rising helix and a 4.5 inch secondary 29" long with 1600
turns of #26 AWG magnet wire. Power is supplied by a %KV 30 ma neon xformer.
We'd also be interested in info on pickup coil design since the actual
experiment ( the excuse to build the Tesla coil) is to try different antenna
shapes for receiption of the broadcast power. I've tried to download the
pickup.txt.z files fron fun..... ; but can't seem to find the right
decompression tools. Sorry about the long post, but we'd sure appreciate
any help you might have. thanx rich gramly.
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