Re: max spark length ?
From: Pete Demoreuille[SMTP:pbd-at-cybernex-dot-net]
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 1997 10:53 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: max spark length ?
Tesla List wrote:
> From: FutureT-at-aol-dot-com[SMTP:FutureT-at-aol-dot-com]
> Sent: Saturday, August 09, 1997 2:11 AM
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> 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
> > transformer?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Brad
> > brad-at-greenepa-dot-net
> > >>
> 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,
> John Freau
Wow! Impressive. I'd like to see some coil specs on that one - please
if you don't mind -- I obviously don't know how much my 15kV-at-30mA can