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Re: Resonance

Original poster: "Malcolm Watts" <m.j.watts@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

On 30 Mar 2005, at 17:04, Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Steven Steele" <sbsteele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I've got a TC but I havn't been able to tune it to resonant frequency
> yet due to lack of real capacitors. I've been using homade capacitors
> made out of plastic shoeboxes and aluminum foil.  The TC hasn't done
> anything at all.
>     I was wondering if the TC should be doing anything before it
>     reaches
> resonant frequency, or if I have another problem with it.
>                                    Steven Steele

The coil won't do much (if anything) until it is in tune. Without
some physical data, the best guide to getting it there would be
simply handwaving which may be quite useless. Do you have any idea
what frequency your secondary resonates at, what your primary
inductance is etc.?