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Step By Step Plans to Building a 250,000 Volt Tesla Coil. (REVISED VERSION)
Step By Step Plans To Building A 250,000 Volt Tesla Coil
I'm sorry to be rude, but if someone want's to build a Tesla coil, these are not the instructions you should follow. It does not seem like the author took into account any of the physics behind how a Tesla coil works. A Tesla coil is an LC (inductor-capacitor) circuit, the primary and secondary coils being the inductors, and the capacitor (obviously) and the top load being the capacitors. The values of the capacitors and inductors matter, without getting into the physics too much, there is a proportion to the two circuits (the primary and secondary) , so that the system is resonant. With how poorly the secondary is wound here, I doubt that the author had any specific inductance value in mind, and same goes for the primary. The final nail in the coffin is that the capacitance of the capacitor is not even specified, so this was clearly assembled without much thought. Like the author said at the end, the Tesla coil relies on resonance, but only by some crazy odds could this system be resonant. That's not to say that it won't produce sparks if it isn't resonant, but you would be wasting a lot of the power from the transformer, and would get some very underwhelming results. To follow these instructions would be a colossal waste of money. www.teslacoildesign.com would be a great place to start if you're serious about building a Tesla coil and understanding how it functions, but there are plenty more out there, and it is a good idea to read many, as everyone does something slightly different, so its good to cross reference the instructions to find the most widely accepted methods.
The Tesla coil is the transformer from 6500 Volts to 250,000. That's what Tesla coils are all about, that's what they do.
There's a few apps on the app store for smart phones that can do all the calculations for you as long as you have all the values.
Well good for you powering your house from a lighter. Meanwhile the rest of us are thinking in reality.
A 12v Tesla Coil needs 12 volts to run. That will then be stepped up to a few thousand volts on the output (top load) of the coil. So yes it is dangerous. If you want to run 12v appliances, then use a 12v power source.
it worked really well for me
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