First Light

From: 	Jeffrey Wiggins[SMTP:b1ovkj62-at-pop1.sympatico.ca]
Sent: 	Thursday, July 24, 1997 3:55 AM
To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	First Light

Finally got some coilin' going on here!
Finished my new coil this weekend and took it out Sunday for a test
drive...IT WORKS.
I got four-foot streamers right out of the box.
Brief Description:
2x15kV-at-60 mA neons protected with safety gaps and "MegaHenry" chokes (thanks
Robert Stephens!)
0.02uf-at-40kV Plastic Caps capacitor (OK it's mylar, I know.  Don't complain
about it, just send a tesla-grade apacitor at the address below FOR FREE ;-)
16-turn flat-spiral primary of 1/4" tubing spaced 1/2" apart. ID 7.5", OD
24". Tapped in at ~12-1/2 turns
5.5" x 29" secondary of #24 enamel
4" x 30" aluminum heating duct top load.
Performance is not as good as it could be - Robert's STC outperforms it at
~900VA, for example - but it's the best to-date for me. Plenty o' "tweaking"
Having way too much fun in Streetsville Ontario,
Jeffrey Wiggins