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  • Pipe Dream: A Low Voltage Tesla Coil or 'Slayer Exciter'

    Frankly I don't know what to do. The coil does not want to work at all XD. I have tried every possible combination known to mankind (haven't changed the voltage though). And yes, i did do a research on tesla coils and they are insanely difficult to tune and much more frustrating. Please help me in some way. I need to know whats weong with my coil.

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  • Pipe Dream: A Low Voltage Tesla Coil or 'Slayer Exciter'

    Now i know the problem. I put an led at the site of the primary wire and for reasons unknown,there is no current passing through the primary (the led didn't lit up). Could you please check my connections? I am using tip-31c, same transistor as yours. Is there something wrong with the transistor?

    Also, as for the polarities,they are in opposite directions.

    Thaankk yoou very much for your time, but the coil still isn't working :( . I have followed everything without any errors as far as i know, but still i am not able to light the CFL. I have attached some of the photos of my coil, please do reply any problems if you find any. Thank you very much in advance.

    There are no overlapping and but there are very tiny gaps which i believe don't really matter. My transistor is a TIP-31C. Yes i did scrape of insulation and to check the connections i used multimeter. I am using a 9V battery and will defiinitely try different voltages. Also, is there a way to check if the circuit is working using a multimeter while it is on?

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  • Pipe Dream: A Low Voltage Tesla Coil or 'Slayer Exciter'

    I have checked my transistor with multimeter and is fine. My secondary windings are about 5.512 inch long and an inch in diameter and has about 68.5 inches of wire. How many turns should be there in the primary?

    Also, do i need to attach a top loadfor it to work?

    Pleaseeee reply fast......i need tis project urgently...i made the same exciter board as shown in the picture and am using a 9V battery.My secondary is 1 inch thick and has ~300 windings. Ihave tried many combinations with the primary but am not able to light even a single LED.plzz help

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