Bi-polar Tesla Coil

Introduction: Bi-polar Tesla Coil

About: Nerd Artist Amateur Historian Jeep Cherokee Guy

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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    23 Discussions

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    skittlespider

    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.

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    Seth the Man
    Seth the Man

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    aclark17
    aclark17

    Reply 2 years ago

    He said, 7 years ago lol

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    skittlespider
    skittlespider

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    justinl196
    justinl196

    3 years ago

    How do you make it???

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    akshaygs
    akshaygs

    5 years ago

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

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    simulatorman
    simulatorman

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    kf7oor
    kf7oor

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    twotower
    twotower

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    blodrun97
    blodrun97

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Im doing a project for school and Im wondering if you could E-mail me how you made this . It is already approved by my teacher im not sure if you can see my email on my profile so it bbosack97@gmail.com

    Thanks ,

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    Xellers
    Xellers

    9 years ago on Introduction

    How many nF are you getting out of those capacitors? I'm sure you could easily increase the output of your coil by adding more (the resonant capacitor value for your coil is around 7nF, which seems like more than you can get out of 6 bottles).

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    Seth the Man
    Seth the Man

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I think i measured them at around 3.8 nF, an Ive been meaning to add more capacitors I just havnt gotten around to it.

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    nikolopolis69

    hey mate, thats awesome ay, never seen one like that before! So thats the primary in the middle? and 2 separate secondaries or is it one long one going the whole way through? Fantastic, well done!

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    Seth the Man
    Seth the Man

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thank ya! An its one long secondary, an the primary is in the middle.

    Awesome new pics you should decorate the room with fluorescent lights or something.