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Re: Wimhurst powered TC?

Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Tesla729-at-cs-dot-com>

In a message dated 5/8/02 4:19:04 PM Pacific Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com 

<< Could you use a Wimhurst (i think that is what it is, it is the thing that 
 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?


A Wimshurst machine is an electostatic generator and thus has a vey low
total output energy. Unless it was HUGE, it's output energy would far too
low to properly drive a Tesla circuit and it if was that huge, then it would 
make some impressive sparks itself :-)

David Rieben