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Re: SSTC does 10 foot sparks
Original poster: "Malcolm Watts" <m.j.watts-at-massey.ac.nz>
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>
> 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:
> 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
> All comments welcome.
> Steve Ward