Re: new member ??

Welcome! Your overall design sounds pretty good.  The only thing I'd 
recommend is going with a dish or flat primary.  From what I've seen a 
cylindrical coil primary is likely to give more trouble with causing the 
secondary to spark along its length due to coupling problems.  Once you 
get it all working well, I'd definitely add the extra transformers.


On Sun, 29 Nov 1998, Tesla List wrote:

> Original Poster: "Shane and Tammy Rusch" <str-at-itol-dot-com> 
> First off. Hello to everyone! great list! found you guy's (gal's) after
> building my first coil with abysmal results. I would like to post the
> spec's of my second coil with a few questions to make it perform to further
> my inspiration to build a really BIG coil. Ok here is where I'm
> at.Secondary is 4.5" dia. ABS plastic, wound with #23 magnet wire to 21.90"
> winding length. Cap. is poly-plate in series to obtain approx. .0186 uf.
> (homebuilt, under consruction) primary is #10 solid copper, vertical helix,
> 8" dia. .69" wire spacing  , x-former is 10kv .069 ma. with pfc. cap to 129
> uf. My question's are should I increase my pri. ma. to .092 or greater? (I
> have extra x-fofmers to parallal) or am I at the limit for my secondary?
> should I keep my primary helix or go for the flat spiral wound with copper
> tube? Any and all comment's greatly appreciated!
>            Waiting for the thunder 
>                                                 Shane