Re: need help building coil
From: Gabriele Lombardo[SMTP:lele_lombardo-at-iol.it]
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 1997 4:35 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: need help building coil
At 23.32 16/08/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I just bought out of a junk shop a tesla coil, sort of.
>it is a coil wound on a plastic tube 3 1/2 wide, it is 12 6/8 long, the tube
>is sealed with a plastic cover at both ends which has both ends of the coil
>terminating in a screw connection in the center, the wire is covered in some
>sort of white wax. I cannot easily determine the gauge of the wire nor the
>amount of turns.
This is the secondary coil of your TC... you have to pay attantion...
The commercial coil i bought here in Italy was of a very poor quality...the
winding must be perfectly wound...
>ok, so I have this and a 6kv neon transformer. how do I determine the
>secondary, or is this the primary ?? and what else do I need, a pair of
Well...now you need a primary coil, few turns of eavy wire, a spark gap, an
upper terminal and some HV capacitors: you can build them easily some wine
bottle, water and deiodurated salt ...if you want, i can send you my
favorite scheme...any way on this ML there are a lot of post about
everything you need...there are also a lot of people more and more
qualified than me.
Sorry for my English
Bye from Italy