Re: smaller tesla coil

In a message dated 9/3/99 4:59:34 AM Mountain Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com 

> Hi Listfolks :)
>  I am looking to build a small Tesla Coil...I thought of just having one
>  Neon Transformer but they are very hard to come y here in Sweden...I was
>  wondering that if i had one Neon Transformer for about 8 000 volts, then
>  how big capacitors should i have? And the And how big should i make the
>  primary and secondary?
>  Regards
>  Christian
     In order to size the cap,  you need to tell us the current rating of the 
transformer.  As a crude guess, you would want it in the neighborhood of .006 
to .01 microfarads.