Re: Capacitor!

Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Spud" <spud-at-wf-dot-net>
> Hey.  My first Tesla coil (my first high-voltage project at all) is slowly
> starting to take form.  I am using a 12kV/30mA neon transformer, and
> WinTesla recommends a 0.7295uF capacitor for such a transformer.  If anyone
> else on the list has access to a capacitor of that magnitude, and you want
> to sell it, please keep me in mind. :)   (I'm hoping I won't have to pay
> too much for it, I'm a 17 year-old high-school student. :))
>         Thanks,
>              Ryan

Ryan   hi...

there are 2 areas that produce capacitance values in WinTesla, the
capacitance you need for your coil to operate is the one listed on the
first "page" of the program ( under primary coil stats) the one under
transformer page is a value of capacitance that the transformer can
handle without being overloaded. By changing the number of turns on your
primary you will notice that the capacitance needed for the coil also
changes ( more primary turns the lower the cap value gets and vice
versa) for a 12KV 30mA transformer with about 10  turns on the primary
you should need about .01mF depending upon the secondary size and
general configuration of the primary.  If we had more info on your coil
( size # of turns of secondary etc ) we could very well help you
complete your project

Scot D