60 vs. 30 ma
Subject: 60 vs. 30 ma
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 1997 18:39:14 -0500
From: Tedd Payne <tpayne-at-netnitco-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Here's another "what if". Suppose I have a well-designed Tesla coil
using a 12KV/30ma neon transformer, .005 uF cap, appropriate torroid,
RQ-style gaps, primary with more than enough turns, and the coil
produces an 18" discharge when optimally tuned.
Now suppose I replace the 12KV/30ma transformer with a 12KV/60ma unit.
I'm wondering how much the performance will be improved by the higher
current transformer combined with little or no other changes. My
1. How likely is it that any part of the whole system would be damaged
by the higher current?
2. What increase in discharge length could I expect by changing only the
primary tap location?
3. What increase in discharge length could I expect by changing the
primary tap location in conjuction with using a larger torroid?