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Re: Lots Of questions.

Original poster: "Karl L." <karl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Gary:

I concur with your assessment of this question, and appreciate that you have taken the time to assemble the relevant links. Part of the fun of designing a working coil is the experimentation. I learned more about capacitor construction than I could have ever have reading spec sheets. I second your statement that this coiler should learn the basics firsts. Later, one can experiment with asynch, or synch rotary gaps.


On May 8, 2006, at 8:30 PM, Tesla list wrote:

Original poster: "Lau, Gary" <Gary.Lau@xxxxxx>

I put together a page on my web site that addresses many of the
questions you ask:
http://www.laushaus.com/tesla/howtodesign.htm.  Elsewhere on my site are
pages detailing specific components.

The very general nature of your questions suggests that you are a
beginner, and I strongly suggest that you get very comfortable and
experienced with static gaps before moving on to rotary gaps.  There are
many other good Tesla coil web sites; I recommend you read and absorb as
many as you can and then ask specific questions.

Regards, Gary Lau

> Original poster: "Kyle Sandbornhesium"
> How would you tune a coil with a rotary gap, how do you calculate the
> number of turns and the gauge for the primary and the secondary, how
> do you calculate the size of the pvc pipe for the secondary, and how
> do you calculate the proper size of the capicator, as well as where
> are god equations to find the capicatence of a home built capicator
> made og shhet metal as well as glass?
> Cheers,
> Kyle