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Re: Wimhurst powered TC?

Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>

Hi Adam,

The key here is "power".  You could get a high voltage if you turn it long
enough, but the RMS current is "very low".  There would also probably be big
inefficiencies in the "system".  You "can" do it, but it would far pale in
comparison to our light-dimming fuse-blowing NST versions...

Those spinning glass disks are simply no comparison to those iron cored
transformers plugged into the wall...



At 06:27 PM 5/8/2002 -0400, you wrote: 
> Could you use a Wimhurst (i think that is what it is, it is the thing that
> has the 2 glass plates with hetal strips on it and they both spin in a
> diffrent direction) to power a tesla coil. Of cource, you would have to run
> it with a motor of some sort, would this work?
> Thanks
> Adam