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Re: [TCML] Show and tell first SGTC

Hi Adam, welcome to the group! I did not see any links in your e-mail did
you forget to add them?


Matt Sweeney

On Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 10:28 AM, Adam Merchant <powder113@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> My name is Adam. I'm elated to be a new member. I was really captivated by
> the Tesla Coil by the you tube community and researching Nikola Tesla
> sparked my interest even more.
> Around the beginning of 2016 I decided to try and build my own spark gap
> tesla coil. Before summer in May; I finally had success!!
> Powered by a Transco 12,000 volt 30 mA NST into a homemade terry filter
> minus the MOVs. A tungsten rod static gap quenched with a vacuum pump and
> ceramic magnets. A homemade MMC; one string on Cornell Dubilier 942....-K
> connected in series. Primary coil is 1/4" soft copper tubing starting 5 &
> 1/2" inner diameter in a conical rise of 15-20 degrees approximately....
> 50' of copper 15 turns tapped at the very end of the inner and outer turns.
> My secondary is a 4" PVC pipe 22" tall and the windings take 20" of the
> pipe. I used 28 AWG magnet wire and for a toroid I used the housing out of
> a ceiling fan which I sanded free of paint. It's about 14" in diameter and
> about 2 & 1/2" tall. It works well, but gets a lot of streamers due to the
> edge facing the bottom.
>      I've recently swapped to a 15,000 volt 30 mA NST. France brand. Also
> added 3 more caps to my MMC for a new total of 18 in series. It has
> improved slightly from the 12kV NST, but only slightly. I will soon have
> another 15kV 30 mA NST; Transco brand. I anticipate a big improvement in
> output.... Anyway, just wanted to share with the community and ask for
> anybody willing to share thoughts/tips/advice etc... Any constructive
> criticism is welcome and I appreciate all feedback. Trust that I will take
> it in with an open mind. Here are some pics and video... Hope u enjoy:
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