Re: Harmonics

to: Russell

No --- tune the pri. coil to the same freq as sec coil   Lp x Cp = Ls x Cs.
 Cs is both distributed and top load capacitance.


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> Subject: Harmonics
> Date: Sunday, January 10, 1999 1:49 PM
> Original Poster: Russell Babylon <babylon-at-ccpl.carr.lib.md.us> 
> Being new at tesla coils I have a basic question.  Should the
> frequencies at which your primary and secondary coils operate be
> harmonics?  I assume that this is what is happening when people speak of
> adjusting the primary coil with some sort of adjustable tap.  The power
> transfer should be greatest when the secondary is operating at a
> harmonic of the primary coil frequency.