insulating primary tank (fwd)

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Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 16:22:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ross Ogden <rossoggy-at-yahoo-dot-com>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: insulating primary tank

Im building a display coil for school so safty is a major concern. So
im building a fully insulated primary tank. I wont rely on this
insulation but every little counts. Insulating the xfmr,cap,spark
gap,and protection circuit is easy but the primary coil well thats
sort of different. Every SG tesla coil ive ever seen has exposed hv
primary coils. SOOOOO why not build a lexan box round the primary with
a smart door for retuning. a hole in the top of the box to allow a
secondry coil to protude. 

The question 

Would a peice of lexan about 0.5 cm thich over the primary affect the
primary coils flux output and primary - sec coupling.

The coil im building cant go as wrong as the first one can it (BANG) :-)


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