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Original poster: "raven0075 by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <raven0075-at-home-dot-com>
I would stick with 22awg, the average turn ratio is from 900 to 1200, I
used about 1000 turns on my 8.5 x 24 and with 3 NST's in Parallel I have
pushed out 4 foot fairly thick streamers with a forced air static gap.
If you are burning out NST's make sure you have a relief spark gap, and use
some kind of protection filter.
Static spark gaps tend to be easier on NST's, according to a what I have
read, something to do with better synchronization.
My 5cents worth.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 7:52 PM
> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
> Would it be better to make a 6" by 30" secondary with 1200 turns of
> wire or a 6" by 24" secondary with 1200 turns of 24gauge. I'm leaning
> the 24gauge, since the cost for a 10pound spool is the same but I'd have
> more feet left over with the 24gauge. I'm also sick of NST's dying, whats
> best way of going about getting a potential transformer?