Before I cook anything else...
Howdy fellow listers,
This weekend, after having two very good test runs with almost 8 footer's at
6KW. I had one streamer reach out, then head straight for my windings
cooking 4 of them to a crisp. It was a very impressive puff of smoke, even
my neighbors could see it. I modified my RSG to a 10 series gap rotary, and
can really pump the juice now :). I think I finally fixed the problem of
having flashovers, now the discharges from the toroid are shooting out
horizontally instead of down. But before I continue with full power runs, I
need some information or a source on measuring Tesla coil parameters using
current probes, o-scopes and whatever other test equipment. I'm familiar
with Terry Fritz's field antenna's, I've searched the archives for info and
I purchased two of Richard Hull's tapes, but I can't seem to find anything
on this subject.
Currently in my equipment inventory I have an old o-scope, LCR meter, two
VOM's, 3 unmarked current probes that hook to an o-scope, analog clamp-on
current probe, 40KV high voltage probe, and have access to signal
generators, frequency counters and an o-scope that doesn't use tubes. Any
help you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated. I hope to have pics
and video on my page soon.