Re: Tesla coil polarity?
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Gavin Dingley" <gavin.dingley-at-astra.ukf-dot-net>
> Hi Matt,
> a DC powered tesla coil generates high frequency current that is fed into
> the base of a secondary coil. So instead of a primary coil you directly
> feed the secondary with high frequency alternating current (usually a high
> frequency pulse train passed through a capacitor). So in answer to your
> question, the output from a DC TC is AC, if that makes any sense.
Perhaps simpler way to state it is that in a "DC TC" the primary
capacitor is charged from a DC source (series inductance is typical)
instead of being charged from a transformer. Same basic coil.......