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Tesla coil, secondary? Answered

What kind of multimeter would measure the output in volts and the frequency of my secondary. It totalling in height is 22.7inch with a 3.5168inch diameter. Primary applied voltage 13.66kv with a distance of .5in between primary coil and secondary

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Josehf Murchison

6 years ago

No multimeter goes high enough to measure a tesla coil directly.

However multiplier leads on a meter will give you a close approximation.

On a tesla about 1000 to 1 leads for voltage and 10,000 to 1 for frequency.

Joe

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steveastrouk

6 years ago

How long an arc can you make ?

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steveastroukwiccakingkamui

Answer 6 years ago

That's around 50,000V, depending on the shape of your electrodes. If they are nice and spherical, it might be as high as 100,000

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steveastroukwiccakingkamui

Answer 6 years ago

That doesn't tell you much about the voltage, only that its high enough to make the tube glow.