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Re: coil running of car battery(s)?

Original poster: Mddeming@xxxxxxx

Hi Devon.
From about 1900-1960 there were many TC plans using a car battery and induction coil to power a small TC. You might want to check some of these:

1) "Experimental Electricity for Boys" Willard Doan  - 1959
2) "The Boy Electrician" Alfred P. Morgan 1913, 1929, 1940, 1948, rev. ed. 1961
3) "The Boy Mechanic - Book 4" Popular Mechanics Press 1924

These are all horizontal coils with helical primaries, but the principle is the same. Excerpts from reference #1 have appeared on several websites.

Hope this helps,

Matt D.

In a message dated 1/22/05 7:10:18 PM Eastern Standard Time, tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
Original poster: Devon Ferns <dferns@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

I'm trying to find out how I can go about making a small coil that could
run off one or two car batteries.  Has anyone done this?  I would guess I
need an inverter to go from DC>AC, but that's fine.  Just wondering if
anyone has any plans made up for this already, which I could look at.

This is for a university project which has to be demonstrated but, they
want us to have CSA approval of anything plugged into the wall.  That means
that I will probably not be able to make a regular style coil running off
of wall power.

I've searched around the net a bit but haven't found a whole lot of
information on this subject, and not much on the list archives that I could