my first coil completed
Sent: Friday, August 08, 1997 3:14 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: my first coil completed
I am happy to say that my first coil has been completed! Here are the specs :
RF Chokes (x2) -- 2 inch PVC 8, 8 inches long, AWG #24
Primary - helical, 15 turns AWG #12
Secondary - 1000 turns, AWG #24
input - 9kv, 30ma neon (magnetek)
capacitors - 9 SW caps-yeah, I know, :(
spark gap - single gap :(
Ground - 8 feet of copper rodding
So far I am only getting alot of corona around the toroid, and no sparks.
the toroid, the wire sparks 3-6 inches. I am able to draw 6 inch sparks
with a grounded source nearby. After I make a better spark gap, and some better
caps, what is the maximum output I can expect to get out of this coil?