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Re: Medusa's back up!

Hi David,
               How does the new secondary compare with the previous 


> Original Poster: Tesla729-at-cs-dot-com 
> Hi all,
> I have finally gotten my large Tesla system (Medusa) back up and
> working. I had a secondary flashover that caused a destructive car-
> bonizing of the sec. coil form last Memorial Day. I replaced the old
> damaged sec. coil, which was wound w/ #20 magnet wire spaced
> w/ 30 lb test nylon fishing line, with a new sec wound w/ #16 dou-
> ble-coated magnet wire with no spacing. The old sec coil was 12"
> x 41" long w/ 684 turns. The new sec is 12" x 39 1/2" long and has
> about 690 turns, so no retuning was necessary. 
> Being driven by a 10kVA, 14.4kV pole pig and an 83 nF tank cap,
> as well as an 8" x 32" dryer duct toroid, and ballasted with a Lin-
> coln 225 amp arc welder, very loud and bright 8 to 10 ft lightning
> bolts fill up my little 12'x20' shop/lab building. Since I am obviously
> cramped for space, I feel that I could probaly get even longer arcs
> occasionally if operated outside or where there was plenty of over-
> head and horizontal clearance around the coil.
>                                             Keep on Sparkin'
>                                            and Always BE SAFE
>                                                    David
>                                             Memphis,Tn, USA