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Re: SSTC does 10 foot sparks

Original poster: "Malcolm Watts" <m.j.watts-at-massey.ac.nz> 

Hi Steve,
           Congratulations on a fine achievement. I love the red and
green LEDs showing at the coil base. It looks like something out of a
terminator movie. Have you measured its power consumption yet?


On 17 Jun 2004, at 8:46, Tesla list wrote:

 > Original poster: "Steven Ward" <srward16-at-hotmail-dot-com>
 > Coilers,
 > 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 pictures:
 > http://www.hot-streamer-dot-com/srward16/ISSTCII/ISSTCII_goodpics/
 > 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).
 > Enjoy!
 > All comments welcome.
 > Steve Ward
 > _