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Re: [TCML] Tesla Current Draw

Hi Dennis,

If you have proper RCD¹s installed, it is unlikely you will trip a 15A
circuit with 18A at least for the sort of runs lengths you do on a Tesla

I regularly ruin my tube coil at between 30A-40A from a wall socket.  The
RCD is only 20A, but it has never tripped even with a 2 minute run.


On 22/12/17, 2:40 pm, "Tesla on behalf of dennis otmaskin"
<tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx on behalf of dotmaskin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>Hi I'm hoping someone from the list can offer advice some advice and
>suggestions.  I am replacing the 15/60 NST on my current static gap coil
>with a de-potted NST with some shunts removed so that it puts out 15000v @
>Running different designs on Javascript Coil Designer, I'm finding that
>Effective Input Current (current draw?) runs over 18 rms amps. My wall
>outlets in the garage are all 15 amp.  So if I'm understanding this
>correctly, it looks like I would be constantly tripping the circuit
>when running the coil at full variac voltage.  I've run different cap
>through Java TC but cant seem to get around the 18 amp draw.
>To get the current draw to just below 15 amps, I would have to dial the
>variac down to 106 volts which would reduce the spark length
>substantially.  I'm thinking that I am pretty much stuck with a systems
>that is limited to 106 volt input.  Do you think this is the case?  I'm
>hoping that I don't have to rewire my garage outlets for 20 amps just for
>my coil.  Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
>Thanks, Dennis
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