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How to Build Slayer Exciter (mini Tesla Coil)

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The Slayer exciter creates an electromagnetic field that may negatively affect electronic equipment in the immediate area; including pacemakers. Exercise caution and common sense when operating a Slayer Exciter.
 
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Step 1: Parts list

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Items Needed:
-   At least a 6" long tube that's 1" in diameter, it must be hollow and non-conductive! I used a
     piece of PVC pipe. - ~$5
-   Box for Slayer exciter. - Free
-   Approximately 3' of 14 - 26 AWG wire. - ~$1
-   Approximately 100' of 30 AWG enamel wire. - ~$5
-   Some sort of round sphere to use as a top load. - ~$1
-   One 47,000 (47k) ohm resistor. - $1
-   Two UF4007 diodes. - $1
-   One TIP31C transistor. - $1
-   Screw terminals (Optional). - $1
-   Transistor heat sink (Recommended if exceeding 18 volts) - $3
AnubhabC made it!6 days ago

Hey ,

I have used 2 nine volt batteries. 1 LED. about 1200 turns in L2 and 15 turns in primary coil(lower turns doesn't work properly). I am not sure of the value of the resistor i am using and no capacitor But the results are not satisfactory!

It is too weak as you can see in the images! What can i do? Whats your suggestions?? There is a detailed description here:https://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20...

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AnubhabC made it!6 days ago

Hey ,

I have used 2 nine volt batteries. 1 LED. about 1200 turns in L2 and 15 turns in primary coil(lower turns doesn't work properly). I am not sure of the value of the resistor i am using and no capacitor But the results are not satisfactory!

It is too weak as you can see in the images! What can i do? Whats your suggestions?? There is a detailed description here:https://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20...

WP_20140712_14_41_22_Pro.jpgWP_20140712_15_11_53_Pro.jpgWP_20140712_15_09_30_Pro.jpg
AnubhabC made it!6 days ago

Hey ,

I have used 2 nine volt batteries. 1 LED. about 1200 turns in L2 and 15 turns in primary coil(lower turns doesn't work properly). I am not sure of the value of the resistor i am using and no capacitor But the results are not satisfactory!

It is too weak as you can see in the images! What can i do? Whats your suggestions?? There is a detailed description here:https://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20...

WP_20140712_14_41_22_Pro.jpgWP_20140712_15_11_53_Pro.jpgWP_20140712_15_09_30_Pro.jpg
deba1685 months ago
Can i get plasma globe by using a light bulb instead of top load?
jmwells5 months ago
Well done! Much like how I've taught the theory.
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