Re: Twintastic first light

        Re: Twintastic first light
        Mon, 7 Apr 1997 16:09:58 -0500
        "Robert W. Stephens" <rwstephens-at-headwaters-dot-com>
        Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>

> > All,
> > 
> > A while ago I mentioned that I was building a compact tandem Tesla
> > coil system (my first).  Several weeks ago on a very wet/foggy saturday
> > nite I had it sufficiently finished to put power to it for low power
> > testing
> > up to about 3 kVA.
> > 
> > rwstephens
> Hi Robert and All
> Fantastic Pictures. Hope to be able to get up to see you this summer.
> Question: How did you determine the distance between the two coils? Is
> it varible or is the electrical length significant.
> Skip


Thanx for the complement.  The distance between the towers in this 
photo is set by the room size and limited ceiling height.  If I had a 
larger room/higher ceiling I would have designed a larger, higher 
powered twin system.

There is no electrical relationship to the distance between the 
towers except that if the towers are too far apart they will not 
throw connecting streamers.  I do not yet know what this too far 
distance is for my system.  Max tested distance so far is 132 inches and
connecting action is hot and heavy. 

Contact me privately about your possible travel plans.