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RE: coil running of car battery(s)?

Original poster: "Ken Jenkins" <thecompman@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi all,
an GM HEI coil ran on 110v with the use of a lamp dimmer, coil should be in
oil, it will put out a lot.
Ken J.

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Subject: Re: coil running of car battery(s)?

Original poster: Devon Ferns <dferns@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Thanks Pat.

Do you mean car battery>inverter>oscillator>ignition coils>tesla coil?
Something in that order?  As I don't know if the ignition coils will work
on AC as they are designed for DC.

If I can avoid the wall socket, that'd be best for my needs.  The professor
said anything plugged into the wall needs CSA approval, but she didn't know
the exact requirements, ie, if it was below a certain voltage it was ok,

Thanks again,

Tesla list wrote:

>Original poster: "patrick herd" <zl2uph@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>Hi Devon,
>Depending on where you are the first thing on this
>http://members.iinet.net.au/~pterren/Misc.htm page may help you. It Drops
>the mains down to 50Volts ac (classed as extra low voltage in most places)
>and then steps it up again. If you still want to use a car battery two
>ignition coils fed from an oscillator would run a micro coil from a car
>battery nicely.
>Hope tthis is some help.
> >
> >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 find.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Devon.
> >