Re: 1st experiments with new coil

Subject:  Re: 1st experiments with new coil
  Date:   Tue, 22 Apr 1997 18:31:23 -0400 (EDT)
  From:   richard hull <rhull-at-richmond.infi-dot-net>
    To:   Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>

At 11:38 PM 4/21/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Subject:   1st experiments with new coil
>  Date:    Mon, 21 Apr 97 06:58:51 UT
>  From:   "William Noble" <William_B_Noble-at-msn-dot-com>
>    To:   "Tesla List" <tesla-at-poodle.pupman-dot-com>
>I decided to see how well the new coil pieces I had made worked.  Here
>is the 
>coil description
>primary - 13 turns of 1/4 inch copper on 1/4 spacing starting with 6
>inner diameter wound on plate acrylic
>secondary - about 680 turns of 24 gague on 4 inch pvc with urethane
>gap - 6 pieces of 1/2 inch copper pipe on .030 spacing, no forced air
>xformer - 15kv 30 ma neon
>capacitor - .001 uf 27kv mica
>input power - straight 110 AC, no variac
>other - # 10 X3 stranded wire X 18 inches long (a piece of power cord
>inside a 
>neoprene outer sheath) is what I used to make the movable jumpper to go 
>between the capacitor and the selected coil of the secondary.  A
>clip rated 30 amps is what I used to connect to the tubing - I'll make a
>aesthetic special connector later.


  So, the question to you-all is,
>the performance of this partially done coil consistant with what you
>expect????  I'm actually pretty happy that it did anything at all - This
>is a 
>10,000% improvement over my previous efforts (all thanks to reading this
>for a few months).  My inclination is to play with some oil capacitors
>(7.5 kv 
>units) that I have a pile of and see what happens, then when that is not 
>satisfactory break down and make some like everyone else does.  
>(and, thanks for the help to date - this is much cooler than total

I would think that an increase of 500% in your tank capacitor's value
make this system work very well.  The .001 is just a bit small for the
secondary and power you are running.  Try a .005ufd unit if possible.

R. Hull, TCBOR