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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
Downunder35m

Best Answer 1 year 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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Cheesey125
Cheesey125

Answer 1 year ago

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

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Reply 1 year ago

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

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Cheesey125
Cheesey125

Reply 1 year 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.