Re: max spark length

From: 	Jim[SMTP:jwbuck-at-loclnet-dot-com]
Reply To: 	jwbuck-at-loclnet-dot-com
Sent: 	Friday, August 08, 1997 5:14 PM
To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	re:max spark length

> From:   Brad[SMTP:brad-at-greenepa-dot-net]
> Sent:   Friday, August 08, 1997 6:32 AM
> To:     Tesla List
> Subject:        Re: RE- Toroids...& "Thomas"
> Question:
>    I just came into ownership of a 15,000 volt 30 ma neon sign xfrmr (let me
> tell ya, this thing looks cool :) Its got the big insulators sticking out of
> the sides and everything) and I was wondering how good of a disruption type
> tesla coil I could build with this. I am not new to tesla coil building, but
> it has been a while since I have. If I built a good coil, and it was well
> tuned, what would be the approx max spark length from a coil using this
> transformer?
> Thanks in advance,
> Brad
> brad-at-greenepa-dot-net

Hi Brad,

I just replaced my 9,000 30 ma neon transformer with a 15kv/30 like you
have.  It is producing an almost 20" streamer & I suspect I can get it
to go farther.