Re: good results with new coil

From: 	Bert Hickman[SMTP:bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-com]
Reply To: 	bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-com
Sent: 	Friday, August 01, 1997 2:28 AM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: good results with new coil

Tesla List wrote:
> From:   Jason Judd[SMTP:jason.judd-at-anu.edu.au]
> Sent:   Thursday, July 31, 1997 7:27 PM
> To:     Tesla List
> Subject:        good results with new coil
> Hi All,
> Last night I fired up my new coil for its first run. After I sorted out
> coupling ,tuning  ,gap and capacitor problems I got 18" inches. I can
> still widen the gap further (I don't want to blow up my neon as I don't
> have a safe-T gap yet) and I was only running a 6" top load because I
> don't have enough copper in the primary to tune a bigger one yet. The
> sparks are fairly thin and purple, but Quite energetic.
> Here are the specs.
> secondary   : 6" X 21.5"    .56MM (23 gauge) wound on PVC pipe
> Primary       : .0128 uF (rolled 1MM poly and oilfilled)     13turns
> 1/4" copper tube
> Transformer : 10Kv-at-30Ma neon
> Gap            : dual static     set at 6MM
> I plan to step up to 15KV-at-60 Ma this weekend after I sort out the top
> load spark /saftey gap problems


Congratulations on first light, Jason! There's nothing quite like firing
your coil up for the first time and having it generate SPARKS and not

Safe coilin' to yu!

-- Bert --