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Best way to run wiring on tesla coil

Discussion in 'High Voltage' started by lokeycmos, May 15, 2012.

  1. lokeycmos

    lokeycmos New Member

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    please checkout my video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRnsI7pUvxQ&feature=youtu.be

    im looking to find the best way to run the ground wiring for both the strike ring and the bottom of the secondary. what is the best way to run the wiring for the inside of the pirmary? how much of a gap should i put in the strike ring? what is the gap for? what are the advantages of upgrading to a rotory spark gap from a static gap? TY
     
  2. johansen

    johansen Member

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    the gap on the strike ring could be insulated with .01" of something like mylar in such a way that you would not even see it, and it is only going to see one turn worth of voltage, 1-2 kvac.
     
  3. unclejed613

    unclejed613 Well-Known Member

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    a rotary spark gap allows more charge on the capacitor, and a shorter spark length (more current), less gap erosion, and more predictable operation of the Tesla coil. it also makes a nice audio tone in a radio receiver tuned to the Tesla coil's operating frequency.
     

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