Re: The forever ongoing upgrade
In a message dated 99-06-06 13:18:05 EDT, you write:
<< Original Poster: Sebrf-at-aol-dot-com
> Hi all:
> Since our revamped Tesla coil is up and running, it's going back to
> the high school for more demo's. My son's science teacher is becoming a
> While the coil is out of the house, I'm going to build a new
> secondary. I have some 4" PVC pipe and 1/2 pound of 22 gage wire. What I
> can't decide is weather to build a 16" or a 20" coil. And do I have enough
> wire for the task? Any comments would be appreciated.
> Rich Sebzda
> Your friendly neighborhood catscan repairman.
I would say it all depends on how long of a spark you eventually
want. A longer secondary will give two advantages; more turns of
wire, and more importantly, an increased end to end breakdown
voltage capability. I often use a 4.2" by 24" secondary in my work
for up to 65" sparks.