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What's the proper transformer for a mini tesla coil with no nst? Answered

The wire I had for the secondary coil coolness 65 feet and the primary is vertically wound around the secondary I think a neon sign trans is to high voltage maybe if I build the right cap it'll work or do you think I should do.d a smaller one. And I want it to wirelesslypower a fluorescent light also if without the best can I build the receiver take its energy useable for more electronocs

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icengBest Answer (author)2013-06-05
In place of the feared NST
  1. You can build your own XFMR
  2. Use a microwave oven XFMR

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wiccakingkamui (author)iceng2013-06-05

Ok what is purpose the federal com board I was thinking therapeutic experiments and That might limit my options in such experiments

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iceng (author)wiccakingkamui2013-06-05

I am sorry if  a "federal com board" might limit your options.

Neither I or the two reference pointer projects in answer to your
original question covered that topic.

I am an engineer ( probably 3 times your age ) and federal involvements
are not in my expertise or interest in any  way !

Perhaps you should ask another question ... or  bring this up in the forums...

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wiccakingkamui (author)iceng2013-06-05

Ok didn't meant to do that. I was wondering if this will work refer to pic

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It's based on this schematically what in really asking is how to wire and if it's even enough

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Labels are correct and I'm wondering what xfmr means and its a foil cap three cups I imaged the surface area would give me the charge to to resonate it's three large fast food cups

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For instance how far could you with 12 iches of raw power light a fluorescent tube

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Sorry guys last. Time I had a 5kvolts neon sign transformer and 12 inches with a 2 foot diameter primary and afraid to touch build after I bought one from school supply store

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Look what I got brand new ok now it work or melt my cap right it's 5kvolts

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iceng (author)wiccakingkamui2013-06-06

Give it the juice,
Be ready to pull it too :)

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wiccakingkamui (author)iceng2013-06-06

Cap sounded like it was arcing but no burns and no arc in gap this is strange to me because the one I had before races without a cap it looked like fire instead of blue lightening

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wiccakingkamui (author)iceng2013-06-06

It answered big cap running it works tell I find a lot of enamel copper wire

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iceng (author)wiccakingkamui2013-06-05

Some years ago at burning man I saw a set of Tesla coils on both 
ends of a semi trailer roof that easily lit-up gas tubes at ten feet.

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iceng (author)wiccakingkamui2013-06-05

XFMR is old electronic engineering reference for transformer.

After you find a suitable XFMRI think your primary needs a bigger capacitor of about 10KV  o.001uF.

A lot of your questions can be answered by reading the components 
paragraphs in  http://www.hvtesla.com/design.html  ..

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The tesla coil of this size once running properly how big of a diameter should it energize without a spark for therapeutic effect once I figure out variableeffects

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iceng (author)wiccakingkamui2013-06-05

I do not expect to be able to help you that much with a fluorescent-ballast
transformer (which is designed to put out ionizing open circuit voltage
and act as a current limit once current conduction occurs). 
This is Not a NST it is more like a Sola style transformer.

BTW ( wrong XFMR ) but your wiring matches your schematic
if my labels are correct.
I really do not understand your capacitor, is it foil on two sides of a tube or
water in a jar?

You do appear to have the Black &  White primary wires
properly selected for power.  
This bespeaks well for you and commemorates a great chance
that you will live through this experimenting stage in your life span :-)

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Josehf Murchison (author)2013-06-06

Nice tesla coil a weak one but I bet it works, now take what you learned and go bigger.

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Josehf Murchison (author)2013-06-05

65 feet how nice, how thick is it

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It's thin enough in comparison to primary

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