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Re: Experiments \ Fun with TC's

Original poster: "Hans Scholze by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <hanscs-at-eagle.ptialaska-dot-net>

Yes, a CD on a Tesla coil is rather cool, but I would not recommend it.
When I tried it, the arc blasted all of the metal off the CD.  The tiny
flakes of metal floated down and electrostatically stuck to my secondary,
causing corona and small arcs.  I very quickly unplugged it so there was no
damage, but my secondary probably would have arced over if I had left it
running.  Not to mention the flakes stick to everything else  and cause
quite a mess.  I recommend stuffed animals as a substitute.  Just be ready
with a fire extinguisher :-)


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Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 6:02 AM
Subject: Re: Experiments \ Fun with TC's

> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
> Materials needed:
> Tesla Coil (duh)
> Coathanger (only if you dont have a breakout point on your toroid)
> CD (one of those AĜL trial CDs)
> Bend the coathanger so it can sit over your toroid with a straight part
> Put the breakoutpoint or hanger through the CD hole an let it hang   (or
> it a spin :-) )
> Power up!
> I haven't tried this yet but I've heard of people getting the CD to burn