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Re: Duncan Cadd on Tesla Coils
Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
He shows that a Van de Graaf generator and Tesla coil operate on the
same concept, but with the Tesla coil replacing the Van de Graaf's
moving belt with a sinusoidal AC current pushing the charge up to the
topload capacitor and the secondary serving as equipotential rings.
Just thought I'd share this if anyone is interested
He may show it but "it ain't so"! Very interesting site,
particularly his home-made quenched gap. Having contemplated making
one many times I see that he put about as much effort into it as I
figured it would be. Fortunately I picked up a real WW1 surplus
quenched gap which works really great on a small coil. Lot of good
reading here although, even though I'm a shooter myself, I didn't
care for the picture with the semiauto.