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Re: new coil

Original poster: Mddeming@xxxxxxx

In a message dated 1/27/05 7:06:15 PM Eastern Standard Time, tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
>"Just had another thought about your hot primary. If the coil is out of
>tune, all of the power is dissipated in the primary circuit (caps, wire,
>and sparkgap)." What does that mean?


It means that a very poorly tuned primary is one of the most interesting space heaters you are likely to see anywhere. ;-)) Most of your input energy will be converted directly to heat in the caps and primary coil, and to noise, light, and heat in the spark gap. A much more efficient fire starter than rubbing two scouts together.;-))

Matt D.