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Re: DC tesla coil

Original poster: robert heidlebaugh <rheidlebaugh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Blake: Please note, a DC coil requires a low value isolation choke between
the spark gap and power supply to avoid power arc problems. Only a few uH
are required. I use 15 turns 1 inch dia  6inch long coil of house wire as a
test coil . That requires no coil form. I make coils on large toroids with
coax core wire after testing is compleated.
       Robert   H

> From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2005 08:04:27 -0700
> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: DC tesla coil
> Resent-From: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> Resent-Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 08:07:07 -0700 (MST)
> Original poster: Blake Hartley <teslaspud@xxxxxxxxx>
> Hello all,
> I am in the process of developing a DC tesla coil. For the power
> supply, I am going to use a single MOT with a voltage doubler/
> smoother such as this one:
> http://www.scopeboy.com/tesla/tc2schem.html
> I am going to replace the diodes he uses with microwave oven diodes
> and use the same capacitors. Would this setup work? Also, would two
> microwave oven diodes in series work for the de-Qing diode? Thanks for
> all of the help.
> Blake