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Original poster: BunnyKiller <bunikllr@xxxxxxx>
I finally got around to looking at your pictures...
Im gonna be real "critical" maybe even harsh heck maybe insultive... BUT ...
reading your last post before this one about trying your caps to test them
out ??? umm what was that you had as far as caps? 2 tupperware
containers lined with foil?
do you have any idea what caps are? Caps are MULTIPLE layers of
dielectric ( insulator) and conductive material layered in such a manner
that the layers are seperated by the insultor are next to each other in
MULTIPLE layers ( like 30 - 50 layers for homemade caps) what I saw
was a tupperware container with 1 layer of aluminum.... no way enuf
capacitance to even work on the coil you designed.... as I sed in my
previous post... spend the money on a good cap set be it a MMC or
something from Ebay ( best bet a Maxwell Cap) you can not be cheap on
the cap no way around it ... homemade caps will cost you more in the
long run than buying "real" commercially made cap set....
and how do I know this??? I have made 3 styles of homemade caps and the
money I spent on making them was 5X more than what I spent on a set of
commercially made "Ebay" bought caps...
I seriously suggest you should do some research on cap design before you go
any further in your coiling ... really hate to see a prospective coiler
drop from the ever growing list but without some kind of desire to take the
time to learn and understand what you are dealing with,,,,, Id rather see
you leave coiling due to not understanding the "system" than to see you
leave coiling due to a hi volt contact mishap.... sorry to be so
vocal but I had to... you are eager to accomlish a coil but not
disciplined enuf to understand the overall picture and dangers...
take a step back listen to what has been said to you and take heed of
what you are getting into READ ALL of the Tesla Coil Ring Web Sites (
and you will notice that 90% have a disclaimer about death distruction and
electrocution) WE ARE NOT KIDDING about this.... even a MOT can kill
dont be so eager to accomplish something without learninng about it
be eager to learn about it first applying what you have learned is more
rewarding than accomplishing something without the knowledge....
anybody can break something but it takes a person with knowledge to make
Tesla list wrote:
Original poster: "Steven Steele" <sbsteele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I'm bummed cuz i tried my tc and id did exactly what i expected it to do,
nothing. I can't find out what the resonant freq is. i don't even know
that my retarted tc even has one. i aint got a clue as to the math i need
if i were to go about getting my caps oriented to whatever freq i ned to
put them at. basically, i'm up the creek without a paddle, and theres
probbly a waterfall.