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Re: DRSSTC Magnifier Mark 1

Original poster: Chester Lowrey <hilo90mhz@xxxxxxxxx>

Looks great Steve :)

Have you thought of hooking up your BIG secondary to that driver? ;)
just might be interesting to see what it can do.. granted you might
need to change some of the primary components to get it down to the
right frequency, but it would be interesting to see what that small
driver can do with a huge secondary.

Cheers, Chester Lowrey

On 4/15/05, Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Original poster: Steve Ward <steve.ward@xxxxxxxxx> > > Hey guys! > > I just built my first magnifier of any sort, and of course its DRSSTC > driven ;-). I should mention that i have NO idea what im doing when > it comes to magnifier design... i just thought i'd try something and > see how it goes. Worked great! Check out the page i made for it > (includes spark pics!) > > http://www.stevehv.4hv.org/DRSSTCmag1.htm > > The magnifier seems to be pretty well behaved. My max spark length so > far is about the same as when it was a 2-coil system. That is, 35" > from a 11" tall resonator ;-). Its just that now the sparks arent > always hitting the strike ring! :-). I might just have to move up to > a full-bridge drive to really get the sparks flowing! There isnt so > much of a limit now that the coil can be elevated off the ground more. > > The magnifier required a lower tuning than before, which is what i > expect since i have more effective leakage L to resonate there, as > well as more capacitance. > > This was just a "test", cooler things should come along soon, need to > order some magnet wire! Whats also nice is that the conversion from > 2-coil to 3-coil was very easy! > > Questions and comments welcome. > > Steve Ward > >