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Re: ignition coil for high voltage source
Hi Grayson and Coilers,
I really like the simplicity of this design. I know the dimmer
switch is going to give the spikes of voltage necessary to get
the ignition coil to operate, however I was wondering do we need
a resistor of some sort to get the 120VAC spikes down more
in the range of 18Volts or less to prevent from destroying the
----- Original Message -----
From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: ignition coil for high voltage source
> Original Poster: "Grayson B Dietrich" <electrofire-at-juno-dot-com>
> This shows a very simple means of driving an ignition coil. It can and
> has been used to power small TC's by other folks, so while I have no
> personal experience with applying this circuit in that fashion, I belive
> it can be done. You may need to add a rectifier to it-- a few MOT diodes
> in series should work fine.
> -Grayson Dietrich
> On Wed, 31 May 2000 18:23:02 -0600 Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> writes:
> > 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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