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Re: 1 strand of corona?

Original poster: "Dale Nassar by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <dnassar-at-i-55-dot-com>

Where on the secondary was this corona?  Was it somewhere in the winding or 
just on the part that goes to the torroid?
How big is your coil (and power transformer)
Yeah, get the computer out of the room--not just unplugged--also pull the 
power cable out AT the computer.
Is it a night class?  You could turn off the lights and let the coil make 
than glow--if enough power.
Make sure you discharge the caps before everyone crowds around for a 
'close' look, um, touch
One more thing--Tesla coils REALLY love to blow expensive wristwatches!!
--dale nassar


At 08:23 AM 5/14/02 -0600, you wrote:
>Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" 
>I was running my Tesla coil last night and I noticed that there was one strand
>of magnet wire (about 8") that extremely bright corona (yea, I think the
>spelling is wrong, but, you get the point) , all the other parts of the
>secondary had none. Also, I am taking my Tesla coil to my physics class on the
>24th, what precautions do I need to use when using it in the room. It is a
>"portable" so there are no class rooms around it, their is a computer in the
>room though, I was thinking I would need to put a faraday cage around it. And
>with bringing in my tesla coil, I have to do a 3 page paper on the concept of
>the tesla coil and what we could use it for (besides sending electricity
>without wires). Does anyone know of a good site where I could get some 
>information about the tesla coil?