Re: familiair with rumkorff inductors? (fwd)

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Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 23:37:47 -0800
From: "Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz" <acmq-at-compuland-dot-com.br>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: familiair with rumkorff inductors? (fwd)

Tesla List wrote:

> I am reading tons of stuff to get myself to build an own
> coil safely. I could lay hand on a original rumkorff inductor
> which is a special constructed coil with integrated interruptor
> producing arches of 10 cm easily out of 12 volt dc.
> While this represents maybe >80.000 at low kva (less then 60
> watts!!). it seems to me that it is a (kind of) safe way to
> build the primary tankcircuitry of the coil with.
> Is there anybody familiair with this way of constructing or
> is it not possible?

Many (all?) of the experimental sets that I could locate in old
catalogs and books, used for experiments with Tesla coils and
similar devices used an induction coil (Ruhmkorff coil) as HV
source to charge the primary capacitor.
Look at http://www.coe.ufrj.br/~acmq/electrostatic.html, at
the end of the main page.
This certainly works.  

Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz