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Re: ignition coil for high voltage source
I'm working on builing that coil out of Popular
Electronics as well! how does it work? I'm having a
hard time finding some of the parts, namely the #6
bare copper wire, and the polyetheline. I finished
the spark gap. any help on where to get the stuff?
--- Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:
> Original Poster: "Bill Parn" <parn-at-starpower-dot-net>
> Hi Jeremiah,
> I have a article from Popular Electronics November
> Pretty simple really, Just uses a 555 timer and a
> couple of other
> gadgets. I can send you the spec sheet on a 555
> timer, which
> basically has the same design circuitry and is
> public info. You will need a
> high voltage diode which is the hardest thing to
> find. Otherwise you have
> to string a bunch of lower voltage ones together. I
> altered the Popular
> Electronics design a little because I was tinkering
> just to see what would
> happen, it is fun - greatly improved performance
> The 555 spec sheet is what gave me all the ideas.
> added a variable potentiometer so that I can vary
> the pulse rate to the
> It was a lot of fun playing with that. I highly
> recomend it, very
> Could only get a 8" max streamer to a ground wire
> with my TC with that
> power source. Even though it is just a ignition
> coil still respect it
> Once the power is in the primary of a TC it is
> deadly!, if one does
> not greatly respect it.
> Jeremiah I just took a look on
> www.popularelectronics-dot-com they
> have something there to order back issues. There is
> a really good
> article on Nikola Telsa in this issue as well.
> Bill Parn
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> To: <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 8:23 PM
> Subject: ignition coil for high voltage source
> > Original Poster: "Jeremiah"
> > Is there any way you could use 1 or maybe 2
> ignition coils in a circuit as
> > a power supply for a tesla coil. If there is such
> a circuit or a high
> > voltage ignition coil circuit i would be grateful
> for the help.
> > Jeremiah
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