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Re: uses for a Tesla Coil?

Original poster: "Ben McMillen by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <spoonman534-at-yahoo-dot-com>

 I would go with the originally intended use (wireless
power transmission) .. and possibly a demonstration (I
believe this is called the quarter wave test... a plate is
used to 'recieve' power from the coil.. correct me if I'm
wrong.. ;) ) 

I also remember hearing that it was used as a power source
for particle accelerators.. 

Coiling In Pittsburgh
Ben McMillen

--- Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:
> Original poster: "Justin Hays by way of Terry Fritz
> <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <pyrotrons2000-at-yahoo-dot-com>
> Unfortunately, there are no uses for a Tesla Coil.
> Period. That is,
> if you define a Tesla coil as a resonant air core high Q
> transformer
> used with a spark gap and capacitor to make HVRF.
> (similar to an
> encyclopedia definition).
> The only useful thing I've done with it is demonstrate it
> to kids,
> they love it. I did a presentation at the local college
> last week for
> a "SCI TEK FOR KIDS" get-together field day thing...they
> really got a
> kick out of it.
> That's about the only use I can think of, these things
> are MADE for
> people (esp. kids) to look at and say "cool".
> I suggest making something up, I guarantee you they won't
> know the
> difference if you do it right.
> Take care,
> Justin Hays
> Email: justin-at-hvguy-dot-com
> Website: www.hvguy-dot-com