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Re: 1500-3000 turn coils
In a message dated 9/6/00 6:19:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Original poster: "Dan Kunkel" <dankunkel-at-hotmail-dot-com>
> Coil Enthusiasts,
> With all this recent talk of "overwinding" secondaries i thought i'd like
> throw in a different explanation. not that i am tossing aside the more
> primary turns equates to less loss in the spark gap idea. but a Tesla Coil
> is still a transformer. not ALL the voltage rise that occurs because of
> resonance. there is still a portion that is caused by a simple turn to
> so it's probably a combination of less loss in the gap and turn to turn
> voltage rise. just a thought.
As the number of secondary turns is increased, the number of
primary turns has to be increasd also to keep the coil in tune
using a given cap size, so the turns ratio stays basically the same.