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Re: DRSSTC Magnifier Mark 1

Original poster: Liviu Vasiliu <teslina@xxxxxxxxx>

Cool work Steve!
I remeber what Sir Rutherford said: always on the
wave, but I make the wave... So another project of
yours to think of.

I have the feeling that the solid state will take some
advantages for magnifiers...

--- 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

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