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From: "Trevor Wilson"
References: <3ddcc905$0$22279$9b0f33e3@clyde> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Small Tesla Coil
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 08:37:10 +1100
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"Trevor Wilson" wrote in message
> "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?
**Uh, duh! What a maroon! Someone shoot me.
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