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Re: [TCML] 5" Sparks - Approx 35 watts input power: Tesla was correct!
In a message dated 3/13/2008 8:01:10 A.M. US Eastern Standard Time,
>My minicoil contest rules and results are at
>Using a partially deshunted 4/20 NST to yield 38mA Isc, Karl Lindheimer
reports getting up to 18.125". >I once achieved 16", but haven't been able to
do any better. But the secret does appear to lie in going >large with top
load and pri/sec inductors.
Well that would give a 1.5 factor in my formula which is pretty good. Has
tried an SRSG on a minicoil, or maybe a triggered static gap. The results
>FWIW, my mini coil NST pulls 1.75Amps @120V from the wall with no PFC. Not
certain if this >included the microwave oven fan for the spark gap, but that
shouldn't account for much.
>Regards, Gary Lau
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