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Re: Giant DC coil to run in Australia

Original poster: "Peter Terren" <pterren1@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Sounds absolutely great and I am trying to see if I can get across Australia to see it in Melbourne.
Did you have to get any regulatory approvals?
I am only allowed to wire a mains plug here unless I have electrician qualifications and I am sure that there are a heap of other requirements in relation to safety, RF emissions, sound etc.
Do you use any special earthing?
Peter (Tesla Downunder)

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Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 7:51 AM
Subject: Giant DC coil to run in Australia

Original poster: syd <tesla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

For those of you who might be in Australia this month, I'll be running CAUAC at three cities of the annual <http://www.bigdayout.com>Big Day Out Festival there: Gold Coast, Sydney, and Melbourne. CAUAC has been evolving: new spark gap, new diodes, bigger three phase transformer set, and a fire element. Prime power is about 100kva and it stands 16 feet tall. Spark length? I dunno, fairly long.. there are some new photos and video here: <http://www.playahearth.com/sydtesla/coachtesla04/index.html>http://www.playahearth.com/sydtesla/coachtesla04/index.html

I found the slow motion video clips especially interesting as you can better see the detail of arc propagation. Also you can see little sparks leaping from the ground plane objects just before the big down strikes.

I hope to completely redo the web site upon return from Australia to include photos, video, and design notes.

~syd klinge