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Re: [TCML] Strike rail hits and loud bangs
Let me guess Steve, the tap point had a little more L (slightly higher
inductance). Am I right?
Also, yes you can tune a coil into self destruction. Tune it to where
it's "barely" in tune and with slightly high coupling. This will
compound into a myriad of racing sparks and sure self destruction is
possible (a shorted secondary turn or similar issue). Been there and
done that. You can even over power a coil and turn it into a flaming
puff of smoke (I haven't done that yet [knock on wood]).
Stephen J. Hobley wrote:
We have a fairly simple coil using a 60ma NST. Recently I changed the tap point on the primary and by chance hit a really sweet spot.
Usually the Tesla Tuner is pretty accurate and gives good results, but in this case it did not indicate that this tap point was a good one.
The streamer length has increased by at least 50% - but we did notice some rather worrying "bangs" from the Terry filter spark gap when the strike rail is being hit. Is this normal?
Is it possible to tune a Tesla coil into a self-destructive state?
I would take some pictures, but the darned thing scares me to death...
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