Re: How to rise the secondary? (fwd)
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 01:56:41 -0400
From: Richard Hull <rhull-at-richmond.infi-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: How to rise the secondary? (fwd)
Tesla List wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 00:34:28 -0500
> From: "Robert W. Stephens" <rwstephens-at-headwaters-dot-com>
> To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Subject: Re: How to rise the secondary? (fwd)
> On Tuesday July 14, I wrote:
> > John,
> > I hope you can be as suprised as I was when I made this physical test. Take an
> > average TC that can produce a solid 8 foot discharge, even on holidays. Take a
> > straight piece of copper wire, aluminum , steel or even a salty piss trail on an
> > otherwise insulating rug that equals the let's say 8 foot output spark length.
> To my horror I see that I may have unintentionally created a potential
> safety issue in my above advice. I was merely trying to point out that any
> form of conductor connected to the topload of a TC to simulate an
> attached streamer is going to cause a considerable tuning change in
> the system as compared to non-breakout conditions. Note that I DO
> NOT SUGGEST THAT ANYONE URINATE ON OR NEAR THE
> DISCHARGE TERMINAL OF THEIR TESLA COIL!!!!!
> Gee I hope nobody tried this.
> Robert W. Stephens
> Lindsay Scientific Co.
> RR1 Shelburne, ON Canada L0N-1S5
> Tel or AutoFax: 1-519-925-1771
> *Custom built Tesla coils, etc., for museum display
> and special effects work.
> *Canada's largest publicly accessible wall-to-wall
> indoor lightning show...by appointment.
> *Future home of Electric Science World,
> educational/entertaining Theatre of Electricity.
> *Antique TV Museum...in search and acquire mode now.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Inquiries welcomed! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Rob is absolutely correct here and I have just such tests shown on one or two of our
old video report tapes. A piece of #24 wire 6 feet long attached to a resonator will
really swing resonance on down the scale! An flaming white hot arc is a much larger
ionic surface conductor than such a piece of wire. Again, the old hands-on folks have
"been there....done that". One need not be a rocket scientist to figure this out real
quick if observant around bigger running systems.
Richard Hull, TCBOR