Re: TANK CIRCIUT AND PRIMARY CONDUCTOR CHOICES
> Original Poster: CHURCHMON-at-aol-dot-com
> Hello fellow coilers,I have a question reguarding conductor choices in both
> the tank circuitry and the primary coil. Hopefully somone on the (tesla
> can help .So far I have seen flat strap,ref. tubing ,and heavy guage
> wire.Which would give the best performance?
> Currently,I have a 8"x 28" coil powered by two 15/60's with a vertically
> stacked cap.(.027uf) and a series gap. The coil itself has 16 gauge wire on
> the secondary and the freq. is(234khz. loaded) with a 6"x 20" toroid.The
> primary is a flat sprial made of 1/2" ref. tubing (11 turns tapped at the
> So far max.spark is 42" and I think there is more potential. There must be
> some info. dealing with the certian size of conductors and the dia.of the
> material used depending upon power,volts,current and coupling
> characteristics. I am planning on using either 1/4",3/8,"or 1/2" dia.
> tubing.Any help is appreciated.
I agree you can do far better with those transformers. See the
current discussion on NSTs and capacitors and gaps. IMO the toroid
could be considerably larger and so could the primary cap. Then there
is the coupling to vary as well.