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Tesla Coil Primary and Seconday

Discussion in 'High Voltage' started by neumannpower, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. neumannpower

    neumannpower New Member

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    I must first apologize in the event I am breaking any forum rules with this question.

    I have been working on a rotary spark gap tesla coil for a few weeks and have stumbled upon the question of: does it matter if the secondary and primary coils are wound in like or opposing directions? By that I mean if the system is viewed top down about the axis of the two coils, if the primary coil is wound counter clock wise does the secondary coil need to be wound clock wise?

    All help is appreciated, thanks in advance!
     
  2. Tony Stewart

    Tony Stewart Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    only if it matters to you , how you control the polarity of the output or input
     
  3. neumannpower

    neumannpower New Member

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    Thank you, now that you mention it that makes a lot of sense as I was looking for a sanity check.

    All the best!
     

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