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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>
> 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
> 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).
> All comments welcome.
> Steve Ward