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[TCML] Secondary and Primary Assistance
I am very new to coiling. It is something that my Father and I talked
about doing many years ago, but never found time to do something like
that. Recently I found someone selling a coil they had started
building, but hadn't quite completed. He had all the components.
Now last year I completed the construction and fired it. It worked
o.k., but I knew I really didn't know what I was doing.
My main issue is I have a secondary that the original construction of
is unknown. Thus it is difficult for me to verify any numbers. Also
my secondary took some hits, and I would like to wind a new one. The
actual device itself is also kind of large, so my goal is to re-wire
everything to make it more compact, and then create a new primary and
secondary that is optimized for the NST I have.
So I find myself with 3 questions:
#1- What is an optimum design for a static spark gap? Copper pipes?
Brass knobs? titanium electrodes?
#2- For my equipment, either What would my optimum primary layout be,
or how would I calculate this?
#3- Based on the primary design what would my optimum secondary be or
how do I calculate this?
Thank you for any assistance
Details on what I have to work with:
Some pictures of the components Here:
Video of the first fire last fall.
120v NST 12000v 30mA, 360VA
I am using a NST filter based on the Terry Filter design:
12 CAPS 1.6KvDC
2 1kohm 100W resistors
Dual Safety Gaps
My Spark Gap
Brass Cabinet Knob for Spark Gap - Microwave Fan
1/4 Copper Soft Tube
14.25" diameter coil
1" spacing from Secondary
16" of turns
19" Total Height
Aluminum tape covered toroid made from MDF and 4" Aluminum duct
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