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From: Mike Poulton
Subject: Re: Small Tesla Coil
Date: 21 Nov 2002 22:05:54 GMT
Organization: MTP Technologies
References: <3ddcc905$0$22279$9b0f33e3@clyde> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On 21 Nov 2002, "Trevor Wilson" said:
> "Mike Poulton" wrote in message
>> On 21 Nov 2002, "Jordan" said:
>> > I was thinking of building a mini coil too. Check out this site:
>> > http://home.wtal.de/herbs_teslapage/model3.html (The BONSAI coil)
>> > He's using a MMC cap and a static gap, with a neon transformer (I
>> > think). It's a really nice, clean coil in my opinion, and would be
>> > fun to build. Only problem is I don't know how you would get it to
>> > run off a 12V supply like a battery... But I'm sure there are some
>> > neon transformers out there that could. Good luck, let us know what
>> > you come up with!
>> You could always run the transformer from a big inverter. If you
>> wanted to get tricky, you could make a big switching power supply to
>> take 12V at 100A and give you 12kV at 75mA or so.
> **Huh? Someone repeal some basic electrical laws already?
Which laws would that be? You would have to repeal the laws of
thermodynamics to get the full 100mA you may be expecting. 75% may even
be a bit optimistic for a homemade switcher with such a high voltage
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