Bi-polar Tesla Coil

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Introduction: Bi-polar Tesla Coil

I have recently completed an tested a bi-polar tesla coil. It didnt really take very long to complete, so I figured I'd post a photo instructable about it. Its powered by a 12kv 30ma NST, with 6 yoohoo bottle capacitors. I actually had some complecations when iI  tried it out for the first time. The secondary is a 1-1/2 inch diameter piece of PVC pipe, an the primary was wound on a 2 inch PVC pipe coupling. Well it turns out that thesecondary was close enough to the primary to arc to it, an it caught it on fire in one place,lol. So I wound the primary on a 4 inch PVC pipe coupling, an that solved the problem. So now it works great, well in my opinion,lol. Im pretty proud of it, so tell me what you think.

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    Wow, this looks incredible! Will you be posting a step-by-step instructable in the future? I'd like to know how to make one of these.

    Thanks! An yeah, im goin to try to put together a step by step, lol, sometime in the near future.

    He said, 7 years ago lol

    Nice! I look forward to it. There are a lot of people that post awesome looking stuff, but only in photos like this one. But to each their own.

    It probably smells ozone like hell while in action! :P

    Please give the wire specs
    Waiting for the instructable though....

    Is it possible to feed a music input to it like some of the videos Ive seen?

    yes but you have to make it solid state (so no spark gap) and have special circuitry that will pulse the freq with the music but it is relitivly simple to do

    Are you going to post instructions as to how built it? That would be really cool.

    Here is the inscrutable for my Tesla Coil.
    http://www.twotowers.com/tesla/tessie_1_tesla_coil.html

    Peace,
    Steffan