Finished Coil in Eau Claire, WI

From:  D.C. Cox [SMTP:DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net]
Sent:  Friday, May 29, 1998 1:34 PM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: Finished Coil in Eau Claire, WI

to: Patrick

What cap size did you use?  and how many turns on your primary?  HV
terminal size?  Transformer protection employed??  Sounds like a nice
performer overall.  Hope you can drop into Baraboo this summer to see us


> From:  Patrick J. Gustafson [SMTP:gustafpj-at-uwec.edu]
> Sent:  Thursday, May 28, 1998 1:13 AM
> To:  Tesla List
> Subject:  Finished Coil in Eau Claire, WI
> Hello all:
> Well, I finally finished re-winding my 6.625" secondary with #22 magnet
> wire, instead of the proposed #28.  The winding length is around 21.5"
> and I'm getting the common 40" discharges with 15kV at 60mA.  I'm quite
> pleased since this is my first coil.  I demonstrated the coil to some of
> the professors and some students and they thought it was one of the
> coolest demo's they had ever seen.  Too bad I have to leave it behind in
> Eau Claire.  Thanks to everyone on this list for helping me build this
> thing, it turned out rather well.  I'm finishing my electrical
> engineering degree in Madison and I will not have time to work on
> another coil, but I am going to try my hand at magnifiers when I'm
> done.  So until then, hope everyone has a good summer and I'll be back
> on the list in about a year and a half to two years.
> Patrick Gustafson