Re: First Coil
Capacitor size required -- .005 MFD. Sec. length to be 4 1/2 times the
dia. of sec. coil. Use #26 or #28 AWG wire on the sec. Small toroid or
2-3" ball for sec terminal.
Use 24 turns scrap wire for primary until you can tune and determine correct
tap, then replace with #12 AWG wire.
Sparks 12-14 inches to be expected.
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Date: Tuesday, September 07, 1999 4:11 AM
Subject: First Coil
>Original Poster: "Gary White" <wtdog-at-hotmail-dot-com>
>I am going to build my first tesla coil using a 9Kv 30Ma NST. I want to
>a 3.5" secondary. How long should it be, what size primary should I use,
>and how long will the streamers be using this size? Any input would help.
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