Small tesla coil (1sq ft) findings
From: Malcolm Watts [SMTP:MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz]
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 1998 4:37 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Small tesla coil (1sq ft) findings
> From: Jeff Corr [SMTP:corr-at-enid-dot-com]
> Sent: Friday, June 19, 1998 12:25 AM
> To: Tesla List
> Subject: Re: Small tesla coil (1sq ft) findings
> >This post makes me think it could be time to resurrect Robert
> >Stephen's suggestion of a competition for small coils. I would
> >definitely be a starter in the bang for buck stakes. Whatthinks?
> Sounds interesting. By "small coils" do you mean the primary and
> secondary or the entire setup... with chokes, without, what?
I guess I really mean lower power. One can't run 100W say into a 10"
coil and expect any output because the voltage developed would be too
low. Therefore one would want to use a small resonator with low
capacitance. I'd just be interested to see what is possible with say,
a primary energy fixed at some level and BPS unlimited. I think a lot
could be learned from such an exercise. I recently got better than
12" from a 5kV 30mA transformer. I didn't scope the BPS but it would
have been around 100, certainly not more. Perhaps it's something I