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SSTC does 10 foot sparks
Original poster: "Steven Ward" <srward16-at-hotmail-dot-com>
Recently there has been a lot of advancements in the SSTC area of coiling.
Im proud to be the first (or at least i *think* im the first) to achieve 10
foot (or better) sparks from a solid state tesla coil! The design is
similar to that of my first ISSTC but using more robust gate drivers and
switching devices, and of course MUCH larger coils.
I will eventually get the details up on my site, but for now here are some
In some of the pics you will see it arcing to a green chair in the
forground, this is 115"... a few times it struck out beyond that at (i
approximate) 125". And i havent even put the max voltage on it! Im
limited by the ground being so close ;) The coil stands 5" taller than
myself at 6'11". The output is fierce and constantly power arcs to objects
in the 9 foot range with some scattered action at 10+'... im sure if i set
it up just right i can get about 12 feet from this monster and that is my
goal (it was 9 feet but that was effortlessly achieved).
All comments welcome.