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Re: [TCML] Finalizing My Tesla Coil

I actually meant 1/2" copper tubing for the primary coil as 3/8 inch type L
copper tubing has 1/2 OD. My mistake.

On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 5:03 PM, Kuba Anglin <kubaanglin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have been working on a Tesla coil design for the past month now and am
> about ready to order the parts.
> My main questions:
> -Are there any issues with my design?
> -Is it OK to have a toroid and a sphere as the top load? I am only doing
> this because these two pieces equal the required capacitance level of
> around 29pF (see the TeslaMap image for more info).
> -I was planning on creating a vacuum static spark gap by putting the
> electrodes inside a PVC pipe sealed with rubber sheets and lexan board. The
> vacuum pump would suck out the air to limit resistance caused by the air,
> lessen ozone production, and reduce noise. Does this sound like a good idea?
> I have added a 3D render of my design and a filled out TeslaMap page. I
> will be phasing two NSTs to achieve the right amperage. Check the TeslaMap
> attachment for more specific specs.
> 3D render link: http://s13.postimg.org/q9tpxzsjb/Tesla_Coil.jpg
> TeslaMap link: http://s9.postimg.org/t0ss08wmn/Tesla_Map_Page.jpg
> Here is my parts list:
> Secondary Coil 6.625" PVC Pipe 3'22 AWG Magnet Wire 5lbs wound 34" high Toroid
> 18" x 4.5" + Sphere 7" diameter Primary Coil3/8" Copper Tubing 60' 11
> turns 1/2" Copper tubing 10' strike rail Base(2X) 15 KVA 60mA Transformer (2X)
> 1" Brass Electrode
> 72 Capacitors (.15uF 2kV each) 4 strings of 18 (2X) Brass Bolt
> Thanks,
> Kuba Anglin
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