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Re: Beginner information
Original poster: Matthew Smith <matt-at-kbc-dot-net.au>
> My goal is to
>build a small coil powered from a wall wart or batteries capable of
>producing fairly tiny (1 inch perhaps?) arcs. Is this a resonable
>(read possible) goal?
I believe that you would have limited success building a "traditional"
(disruptive) Tesla coil of this power.
However, whilst not a true Tesla coil, a "flyback" system may be a good
place for you to start, as many of us have. This involves building a
a TV/monitor line-out transformer. There are lots schematics out there -
try searching Google on the words "flyback" and "driver".
This would be a good first step, and a reasonably safe one to get you used
to working with higher voltages. You could also consider trying a
micro-power solid-state Telsa Coil (SSTC). Once again, there are a lot of
good schematics out there.
When you are confident with the micro-power stuff, you can press on to the
This list is a very good place to start - there is a wealth of expertise
that you can tap in to.
Welcome to a fun hobby - stay safe!
Kadina Business Consultancy