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Mini spark gap Tesla coil
« on: April 28, 2021, 03:16:00 PM »
I made a mini sgtc, with a 4x1” secondary, with 32awg. It’s not a finished product, as I’m still having issues with primary to secondary arcing, however when this happens, the frequency of the spark gap increases significantly, and the arcs from the top load get significantly larger, to the point where arcs break out from the top without putting an object near it. Why is this? I’ve attached a video below. The power source is one of those high voltage generators from eBay (linked below), the black ones potted in resin. They are powered from 3v. I’m not using a capacitor since measuring across the high voltage output of the module reads a capacitance of 1.8nf, which seems fine. I'm assuming the coupling coefficient is too high, would I be able to use javatc to tune this small of a tesla coil?
https://imgur.com/gallery/6by9Da7
https://www.ebay.com/itm/303851604694?hash=item46bef78ad6:g:Gg8AAOSwWnBgBPHq
« Last Edit: April 28, 2021, 03:26:59 PM by mrsebe »

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