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Re: [TCML] Idea... And some info on my first coil in progress!

Hey Andrew,

I would go for the 12KV NST as a power supply to start ( easier to set up) advisable to use the Terry Filter the primary should be rewound to 3/8 - 1/2"" spacing instead of 1" ( unless you meant 1" from center to center of the coils) the caps you have at the moment are a bit big ( high uF) you will need something in the .01uF range or so, consider making a MMC ( multi mini cap)
the secondary should be fine ,a bit short but ok.
Achieving a decient output on the first few tries of firing up the coil is desirable but not too often does it occur, be prepared for a minor let down ;)

search the internet for more info on theory and building, search and read this list for advisable web sites to visit.

Scot D

Andrew Power wrote:

I'm new to the coiling thing and have enjoyed reading through some of the
old lists.  I joined the mailing list and find it very difficult as well as
inefficient.  I have forum software loaded on my web servers and I'm pretty
sure that the addition of a Tesla forum wouldn't use much bandwidth or
system resources.  Would this be something that the coil community would
like???  I just figured hey, it's free, why not give it a shot...   Anyway,
I have started building my first coil, and I'm not sure how I can make all
this work together.  Here is what I have so far:

4X - 1200 watt MOT
1X - 12kv 30ma NST

I don't know if these are suitable for Tesla use.  I just happened to come
across these for free.  I'm really hopping these can be used.

20,000 VDCW

.25 MFD

Type 20020
.25 MFD

The secondary is 22g wound on 6.375 outside diameter pvc.  I only had enough
wire to wind it 23 inches though.
The primary is .34 OD copper tube with 1" spacing.  Inside diameter is
7.375" and it has 7.5 turns.  Unfortunately, that's all the tubing I had
available at the time.

I don't really know if there is a way to get this to work without having to
get different caps or having to make another coil altogether.  This is my
first attempt and I admit, I rushed into it to quickly.  Anyhow, if any of
you have suggestions or know anything about those caps, please let me know.


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