Re: NST useability (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 20:03:03 -0400
From: Grayson B Dietrich <electrofire-at-juno-dot-com>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Re: NST useability (fwd)

Hi, Jim

comments below:

On Mon, 11 Oct 1999 18:35:22 -0600 (MDT) Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Original Poster: Tesla List <mod1-at-pupman-dot-com>
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> Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 06:05:30 -0500
> From: Jim Mackoy <jmackoy-at-tranquility-dot-net>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: NST useability
> Hi, all. Sorry for the bother.
> I am a total newbie to Tesla coiling, so I just confined
> my activities to reading the list and trying to accumulate
> the required pieces. I have acquired 4 NSTs so far ( one
> 5KV, one 7.5 KV and 2 9KV). One post mentions 12KV
> to 15KV as starting points for Tesla coils. 

These are the voltages preferred by most people.

Are my smaller
> transfromers useless?

Most certainly not! The 5KV might be a challenge to use, but the others,
especially the 9KV ones are fine.

  What is needed? I have 4" and 8"
> PVC (2ft and 3 1/2 ft) that I was intending to wind. 

The 4" PVC should do a good job for the 9KV trannies, better if you were
to put them in parallel to increase the current output. What are their

Are these
> both too much for the transformers I have in hand? 

The 8" PVC would probably be better driven either by a large bank of NSTs
or a small piggy.

I have
> delayed the high $ procurements untill I have some of the
> pieces in hand.
> Jim

Grayson Dietrich

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