Re: max spark length ?
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 1997 2:11 AM
Subject: Re: max spark length ?
In a message dated 97-08-08 13:04:39 EDT, you write:
> I just came into ownership of a 15,000 volt 30 ma neon sign xfrmr (let
> tell ya, this thing looks cool :) Its got the big insulators sticking out
> 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,
> 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
> Thanks in advance,
A 15kV, 30ma transformer can give more than 42" of spark. I don't know
how much more...but I get 42" from my 12kV, 30ma transformer powered
TC. I estimate that you could get 10% more spark from the 15kV trans...
for a total spark length of about 46".
Safe coiling to ya,