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tesla coil tuner

Discussion in 'High Voltage' started by lokeycmos, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. lokeycmos

    lokeycmos New Member

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    DerStrom8 Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    Hi Lokey.

    In order to tune a Tesla coil with a function generator, you will also need an oscilloscope. If you have one, then you're all set--Just use the procedure described here.
    If you don't have an oscilloscope, it would be easiest to just build the tuner in the link you posted. It only requires a few readily-available components and will cost less than $5 to build.

    Good luck!
    Der Strom
     
  3. lokeycmos

    lokeycmos New Member

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    so i picked up a tektronix scope on craigslist. when i use a function generater as described here: http://www.hvtesla.com/tuning.html

    i know there is a resonant frequency and then smaller harmonics of the frequency. will resonance be the first peak as i sweep through the frequency range of the function generator?
     
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    This has absolutely nothing to do with Tesla Coil Tuning.

    Hello DerStrom8
    I like the Christmas Hat on Nikola Tesla, he probably would have approved too.

    Regards meanu
     
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    4pyros Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    No it will be the largest peak.
     
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    Oh, I'm sorry. I must have missed this post. But yes, as Andy said, it will be the peak with the highest amplitude.

    Haha, well thank you. I guess it's about time I take that off now, huh?

    Just for future reference, that may have been a better thing to say in a PM... ;)

    Regards
     

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