More Mini Coils
From: Edward V. Phillips[SMTP:ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 1997 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: More Mini Coils
"> Not to rain on your parade or anything but I just have to correct
> you. What Malcolm achieved was most definitely *NOT* 60 watts per ft
> of discharge. He reported producing some 4 inches of discharge for
> 20 watts input."
I have a rather small coil here, running off a 12 volt
battery with a transistor interrupter. I get 4.5" streamers
when the input current is about 2 amps, so results are almost
identical to Malcom's. Interesting thing........ If I turn
the coil on in the dark, there is almost no discharge visible
from the 2.5" toroid. As the seconds go by the discharge increases
until there is a beautiful purple crown coming off the terminal.