Re: my first coil completed
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 1997 7:18 AM
Subject: Re: my first coil completed
In a message dated 97-08-09 09:46:30 EDT, you write:
<< I am happy to say that my first coil has been completed! Here are the
> 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
> caps, what is the maximum output I can expect to get out of this coil?
Congratulations on the construction of your first Tesla coil.
A 12kV, 30ma transformer can produce 42" sparks, so I imagine that
a 9kV, 30ma could produce 37" sparks in an optimized design. A 4"
by 17" toroid should be about right.