[Prev][Next][Index][Thread]

UK Tesla coil plans ?



Subject:   Re: Primary Coil Power Supply...
  Date:    Thu, 13 Feb 1997 18:01:28 +0100
  From:    Schwalbe <schwalbe-at-augustine.demon.co.uk>
    To:    Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>


>Subject:  Re: Primary Coil Power Supply...
>  Date:   Thu, 12 Jun 1997 23:31:54 +0100
>  From:  "V C Watts" <V.C.Watts-at-btinternet-dot-com>
>    To:  "Tesla List" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>
>
>
>----------
>
>>
>> Subject:  Primary Coil Power Supply...
>>   Date:   Thu, 12 Jun 1997 12:20 +0200
>>   From:   NEIL HURSEY <ETL.ETLNLHY-at-MESMTPSE.ericsson.se>
>>     To:   tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>>
>>
>> --- Received from ETL.ETLNLHY +44-1483-303666        97-06-12 12:20
>>
>>   -> tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>>
>> Hello All,
>>
>> I'm trying to build my first Tesla Coil in the UK and am having
>> trouble trying to find a suitable transformer to drive the primary
>> coil.
>>
>> The best I've found so far is microwave oven transformers with a
>> 2KV output.
>>
>> Does anyone know if these transformers could we wired in series,
>> say 5 transformers to produce 10kv output?
>>
>> There are three main problems that I can see with this:
>>
>> 1)  The transformers have slightly different specifications.  Could
>>     this cause a phase problem in connecting them in series?
>>
>> 2)  Each transformer is capable of drawing about 1KW of power.
>>     What would be a good method of limiting the current?
>>
>> 3)  One end of the secondary coil of the transformers is soldered
>>     to the earthed casing of the transformer.  However, this could
>>     be removed and connected to a separate terminal.
>>
>> If any of you can help with these questions, or perhaps suggest
>> another transformer source in the UK it will be much appreciated.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Neil
>> {:-)
>
>Hello all,
>So there are UK coilers,
>
>I looked in yellow pages at sign manufacturers.  Found those that
>specified
>neon signs and made a few phone calls.  In the end a very helpfull lady
>supplied me with a 10KV 50ma from a company in Bristol.  Infact it cost
>me
>nothing as my son was interested in the subject for a school project and
>she took sympathy.  By the way a new one would cost about 80.00.
>
>Viv Watts.
Hello all,
                On the subject of Tesla Coilers in the uk, does anyone
know
of any plans for tesla coils that you can buy actually in the UK?
                                                                       
Tom
Schwalbe