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can anyone suggest some books on building a Tesla coil for someone whose
only knowledge of electricity is from a highschool class years ago
Jesse Schwartz, Ph.D
Living Tree Community Foods
Phone:510-526-7106 ext. 12
> From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2000 23:19:32 -0600
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: Biggg coil's opening night
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> Resent-Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2000 23:43:47 -0600
> Original poster: "Jeff W. Parisse" <jparisse-at-teslacoil-dot-com>
>> dusk. The 2' x 10' secondary with 7' dia toroid, stands 12' above
> The coil(s) should be higher off the ground. Try to get the primary
> off the ground by at least it's o.d..
>> Performance is not up to snuff yet. I'm having problems with
>> the voltage/current relationship with the high voltage transformer. I've
>> only been able to get 150 volts into the primary at over 100 amps. A
>> large range of inductive ballasting was used.
> Are you using a variable inductor?
>> Max spark has been 14' to a ladder and the spark was not played out,
>> quite heavy in current.
> 14' is not bad for a start.
>> Also, I'm having 4 to 5 disscharges at all times regardless of coupling
>> and a breakout rod hung off the toroid, bigger toroid needed.
> Huh? Can you clarify?