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Tesla coil secondary coil Answered

Hello! I have been trying to make a tesla coil, and made a secondary coil but ran into a problem. Or rather, what could be a problem. The wraps overlap each other often, and I don't know if that is OK. it is mostly smooth, but I was just wondering if it will still work. Thanks!

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Downunder35m

Best Answer 14 days ago

The secondary needs to one single layer, no overlaps, no kinked bits, smooth.
Otherwise you will get problems with arcing in these areas.
In reurn you get a defective secondary coil.

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Cheesey125Downunder35m

Answer 14 days ago

Thank you soooo much! no online source provided any answer whatsoever!

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Downunder35mCheesey125

Reply 8 days ago

Well, I did build some coils in life and learned a lot by making mistakes ;)

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Cheesey125Downunder35m

Reply 2 days ago

Yes, I get that, and try to tell myself that I should not feel bad if a project does not work, as long as I learned from it.