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Original poster: "SIMMS, F R. (JSC-EV4) (LM) by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <f.r.simms1-at-jsc.nasa.gov>
If you look at Tesla's coils he used very few turns of heavy gauge wire. The
reasons he use so few turns is that the voltage goes up by the Q and not the
turns!!!! The lower the resistance the higher the Q and hence the higher
the Voltage. I found this out trough my friend Jay Reed who found the
highest tuning for a Tesla coil with mathmatics. The math was varified in
the lab. His coil had the exact voltage and waveform his math predicted.
From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2001 6:51 AM
Subject: Re: Secondary
Original poster: "Christopher Boden by way of Terry Fritz
>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 22gauge
>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'd go with the 22, you can upgrade your power supply (like to a PT) and it
will take more.
I'm also sick of NST's dying, whats the
>best way of going about getting a potential transformer?
Buy one from the Group, www.thegeekgroup-dot-org
Christopher A. Boden Geek#1
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