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Re: primary tap construction
Original poster: "BunnyKiller by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <bigfoo39-at-telocity-dot-com>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "Bill Vanyo by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
> I can't seem to figure out a way to build a good solid primary tap
> connection that isn't so bulky as to nearly short the 1/4" gap between
> turns. How heavy does the tap need to be? It seems silly (to my
> limited intuition - this is my first coil) to have some skimpy clip
> device on such a heavy coil (1/4" tubing). Also, how heavy should the
> wire that leads to the tap be? If possible, would it be OK to just use
> 1/4" copper tubing for the whole circuit, i.e. primary to cap, cap to
> spark gap, and spark gap to primary tap, all the same 1/4" tubing?
I use a medium sized battery charger clamp slightly modified on my coil (
30KV primary volts -at-
and look under bigpig pictures to view the setup