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Re: MISSTC Mini ISSTC (pronounced mystic) First Light

Original poster: "Jim Mitchell" <Electrontube-at-sbcglobal-dot-net> 

Well after a bit of tuning,  and some replaced wires (they exploded from
overcurrent!!!)  I'm getting about 15" and with a coarse tune (single turns
only) and a 14ga primary.  The power draw is insane,  it makes the wires
melt,  I was using some steel wire (stupid stupid stupid!) which of course
got induction heated by the EM feild and burst into flames ( it was quite a
sight! )  Currently I have to replace the steel primary tap (it was getting
so hot it burned me) and then I'll take some photos for you all, and maybe a

Regards - Jim Mitchell
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
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Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2004 7:03 PM
Subject: MISSTC Mini ISSTC (pronounced mystic) First Light

 > Original poster: "Jim Mitchell" <Electrontube-at-sbcglobal-dot-net>
 > Hello List,
 > After joking around with Steve Ward about building small ISSTCs,  the
 > idea started to become reality.
 > My MISSTC (pronounced Mystic... I must give Steve credit for this acronym
 > ;-)) Is a 6X6" secondary wound with 30ga wire with a 9" sphere topload of
 > two Salad bowls.  The primary is just a quick thing I threw together with
 > some 14 ga wire and a piece of pegboard.
 > My driver is a single 74HC14 driving two complementary UCC3732X, and a
 > bridge of IGBTs (I just used one of my flyback driver board's half bridge
 > sections for this)
 > First light,  I am getting about 3" and I have 4 too many primary turns
 > says JavaTC) So I'm expecting maybe a foot or two once tuned.
 > Some pictures of the Secondary and Driver board can be seen here
 > Questions, Suggestions, Comments, Concerns?
 > Regards - Jim Mitchell