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Re: [TCML] JAVATC - questions


Fire me your tel number offlist and I will call you and walk you thru the
program.  It is truly a work of art and is very accurate for almost all
designs.  I strongly urge all beginning coil builders to use it prior to
laying out their hard earned funds building a coil that may not work
properly on initial fire-up.  Bart has done a great service to the entire
Tesla coil community with his hard work on this program.

Dr. Resonance

On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 9:21 AM, <otmaskin5@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> I've been into coiling over 2 years now and have just gotten into JAVATC
> this past week in an effort to solve some problems with my coil.? I can't
> believe I haven't used it before now - what a great program.? I think I'm
> figuring out how to use the program, but I have a couple questions.?
> Hopefully Bart or someone could help me out:
> Regarding the input for Primary Radius 2 (for a flat spiral primary),?do
> you enter the full radius (i.e., 1/2 the full diameter) of the
> primary...or some other number?? The reason I ask is,?the program Output
> Data shows Average Space Between Turns around 0.5".? I know my actual
> spacing isn't perfect, but it's not that far off.? I've gone back to measure
> with a ruler?& spacing is generally very close to 0.25" edge-to-edge.?
> Seems like the program is giving me center-to-center spacing,?or I'm?just
> entering something wrong.?
> This?problem may be due to my not properly interpreting?the explanation
> diagram's R1/R2 terminology.? I could use clarification on this.
> Also,?the program sometimes changes the?value for Primary Radius 2?from
> what I had input.? I don't know why it does this or whether it means I'm
> doing something incorrectly.
> Last question, the explanation text for primary inputs refers to
> connecting the the flat spiral primary to ground.? In my case, the primary
> is not connected to ground.? Rather, the end of the inside turn is connected
> to the tank cap and the other connection is the primary tap from the spark
> gap.? No primary coil connections to ground.? Will the program still work
> for this configuration?
> Thanks for your help.? Dennis Hopkinton MA
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