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Re: ignition coil for high voltage source
6awg bare copper wire can be found on Lowes or Home Depot in the
electrical department. The polyethylene is simply the clear (CLEAR)
plastic that can be gotten at these two places. I recomend getting the
6 mil stuff so that you only have to build 10 layers up between plates.
It is really late for me tonight, I will write you all more tomorrow.
I have a couple of recomendations, and things not to do so that
when you move up in power you will not have the same problems
that I had, before finding this list.
----- Original Message -----
From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2000 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: ignition coil for high voltage source
> Original Poster: "Calvin Patrick" <linhack_tux-at-yahoo-dot-com>
> 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
> > 1999issue,
> > 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
> > too.
> > The 555 spec sheet is what gave me all the ideas.
> > Also
> > added a variable potentiometer so that I can vary
> > the pulse rate to the
> > coil.
> > It was a lot of fun playing with that. I highly
> > recomend it, very
> > educational.
> > 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
> > please.
> > 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.
> > Cheers,
> > Bill Parn
> > parn-at-starpower-dot-net
> > ----- 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"
> > <jmeizis-at-metallicafan-dot-com>
> > >
> > > 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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