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Re: DRSSTC Magnifier Mark 1

Original poster: "Mercurus2000" <mercurus2000@xxxxxxx>

Neat, with some more tuning you might be able to pump out longer sparks than
a 2 coil system, tho there's alot of debate if a 3 coil system is any better
than a 2 coil system, just tinker around with it and let us know what
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 3:39 PM
Subject: DRSSTC Magnifier Mark 1

> 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 > >