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RE: [TCML] Re: Stacked Toroids
Your toroid stack techniques is interesting. Normally the smaller toroid
is on the bottom with the larger toroid above which allows sparking only
off the top edge of the larger, upper toroid.
an interesting approach for sure.
> So far, the responses have addressed spacing of the toroid stack only.
> from the way the original question was worded (see below), I believe
> plans to use a metal spacer and that is why he asks about the diameter of
> the spacer. My engineering judgment says the largest diameter metal
> cylinder between the two toroids will contribute the most capacitance.
> Anyone see a problem with that?
> --Steve Y.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Peter Terren
> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 5:57 AM
> To: Tesla Coil Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [TCML] Re: Stacked Toroids
> You can increase the capacitance indefinitely by increasing the distance
> apart. Provided the spacer is smooth, you won't get any breakout from the
> spacer, only the toroids.
> Anything more than a few feet might look silly but here is a pic of my
> Alert" Tesla coil working with 3 spaced toroids and a sphere.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On
>> Of Phillip Strauss
>> Sent: Monday, January 14, 2008 11:03 AM
>> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [TCML] Re: Stacked Toroids
>> Hi all,
>> This subject has been discussed some years ago but I wonder if there
>> be some new insight,
>> I would like to maximize the total capacitance of two stacked spun Al
>> toroids, one 24"x8" (26.5pF) and a 34.5"x8" (37.8pF) unit.
>> I intend to use a spacer to separate the toroids but what would be an
>> optimum length and diameter of the spacer to extract max capacitance in
>> The secondary diameter is 12.4" and winding at 4.3 to 1 H/D.,
>> Any suggestions much appreciated,
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