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Offline Vilius2021

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Need advice on my first tesla coil.
« on: February 25, 2021, 03:01:03 PM »
I want to make a simple SGTC with a driver from amazon (something like this https://amz.run/4LOn). As I understand, I need a tank capacitor for the tesla coil to work and using this website: http://deepfriedneon.com/tesla_frame6.html i calculated, that i need a capacitor that can handle 24kv and is 0.0011uF in size. When i look online, people suggest making your own capacitors out of beer bottles and so on, but can i just use some 20KV 1nF caps in series instead? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Need advice on my first tesla coil.
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2021, 03:58:14 PM »
Hello, I made my first tesla coil in 2013 using a flyback power supply and a homemade oscillator.
I had good results 50w, with with leydes bottles, but on the other hand even at such a low power I managed to cause the glass to break, use film capacitors you have a list in the link of good and bad.

http://www.tb3.com/tesla/capacitors/good_bad.txt

For your flyback, I have never had confidence with small low cost Chinese power supply, there may be good surprises but here the circuit seems bad to me.

If you want to stay on a secure flyback high voltage power supply,  here is my supplier for the marx generator, it's 230v but the circuit is really clean. this is amateur ozone generator
https://cxdz.fr.aliexpress.com/store/1513045?spm=a2g0o.detail.100005.1.627d5cedn04JZr

if not for cheap get yourself an old cathode ray TV screen,



« Last Edit: February 25, 2021, 04:00:38 PM by paulj »

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