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Re: new coil

Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


If you pump say 900 watts of power into a primary without a secondary in place (or so badly tuned that..), then about 90% of that power goes into that now very bright and loud spark gap 8-)) If your having a bad day, it will go into the exploding caps... I don't think anyone has ever managed to blown up a primary coil...

In the case of the DRSSTC, I "think" it will just get recycled and not do too much harm if one has all the limits set right..



At 05:16 PM 1/27/2005, you wrote:
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.