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Re: SSTC does 10 foot sparks

Original poster: "Harold Weiss" <hweiss-at-new.rr-dot-com> 

Great Job Steve!

I hope you will have it at Cheesehead III this year.

David E Weiss

 > 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
 > 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
 > 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
 > _