60 vs. 30 ma
Subject: 60 vs. 30 ma
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 1997 15:58:21 -0500
From: Tedd Payne <tpayne-at-netnitco-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Thanks to those who replied. Maybe I could have asked my question more
clearly, so I'll try again.
If I have a well-operating coil using a 12KV/30ma neon transformer, and
I replace that transformer with a 12KV/60ma transformer:
1. To take best advantage of the 60ma, should I change the torroid size
and/or change the primary tap location? (assume the .005uF cap value
I think I read that by using a larger torroid, a smaller cap could be
used. Therefore, if I use a 60ma transformer (which would normally call
for about a .01 cap), I could get away with using the original .005 cap
by using a larger torroid. Is that correct?
2. After changing the torroid size and/or primary tap, what increase in
spark length should I expect as a result of moving up to 60ma?
3. If I changed only the primary tap location (if that would help) and
did NOT change the torroid size, what increase in spark length should I
expect as a result of moving up to 60ma?