Re: Yet another newcomer, and from Sweden this time

From: 	Peter Electric[SMTP:elekessy-at-macquarie.matra-dot-com.au]
Reply To: 	elekessy-at-macquarie.matra-dot-com.au
Sent: 	Wednesday, August 27, 1997 5:43 AM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: Yet another newcomer, and from Sweden this time

Tesla List wrote:

> From:   Per Niva[SMTP:pna-at-pp.gellivare.se]
> Sent:   Tuesday, August 26, 1997 7:21 AM
> To:     Tesla List
> Subject:        Yet another newcomer, and from Sweden this time
> large snip

> >
> > Please comment on anything, come with suggestions, and so on.
> >
> > Comments, suggestions, flames, the usual go-play-with-6volt-
> > torch-batteries-instead-mails and anything at all goes either
> > (preferrably) to the list or directly to me.
> >
> >
> > Be hearing ya all,
> >
> >
> > Per Niva
> >
> >
> > ==========================================
> > Sorry, the sig block got lost somewhere...

Greetings from Australia, about as far you can get from Sweden!

I am running a 900W coil (15Kv 60Ma) and I have much the same setup
working fine. A couple of hints though, I found a 6" coil performed much
better than a 3.5" so I would try for a bigger diameter if possible. If
you can't get PVC plumbing pipe easily, try rolling a few layers of
cardboard and varnishing heavily. Or you might be able to find cardboard
concreter's forms for making posts.

The safety gap is not critical, just use two brass 1/4" bolts. My main
gap consists of two adjustable brass cylinders with flat ends mounted in
a plumbing pipe, with a good airblast from a fan.

Hope this helps some.


Peter E.