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Re: [TCML] Mid sized Tesla Coil - Done

Here is a better link showing both videos. Another one tonight also.



On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 10:36 AM, Timothy Gilmore <tdg8934@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I finally finished my long awaited mid sized tesla coil. The Tesla Map
> software was spot on in the tuning of taping it between turn 12 and 13.
> Most sparks are over 3 feet and many are over 4 feet long. I have 2 NSTs at
> 15kv 60mA using capacitor equivalent of 30nF 30kv stacked in triple layer.
> It uses 2 parallel tungsten spark gaps quenched by a squirrel cage fan. The
> primary is taped at 12.5 turns on the 1/4" copper tubing starting at 8"
> outwards. The secondary is 31" tall by 6" diameter of 26 awg wire of 1400
> turns. I'm having about 10 of my friends and co-workers over next Friday
> for an outdoor showing and cookout after work.
> Check out the 2 dry run videos. One I was holding a florescent light bulb
> and the lightning jumped over to it and I got zapped through the glass
> part. Ouch. Ok but getting the long florescent tubes today. Over $1200 to
> make it.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtWGQDUqzm4
> Tim
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