Hello. I am building a tesla coil for many different reasons. I have read about them for a long time so i finally decided that i have to build one. I am pretty sure i know most important things about them. This is the system I have put together. It has a Terry filter that is shown in one of my image uploads. Then after that there is a pole pig neon sign transformer at 15000 volts and has a 100 mA fuse on it. Here are the specifications of my capacitors and inductor.
Inductance (L): 17 uH
Capacitance (C): 0.023 uF
Resonant Frequency(F): 254.201 KHz
Inductor:
Diameter (D): 6.5 inches
Number of Turns(N): 12
WireDiameter (W): 0.25
Turn Spacing(S): 0.25
Capacitors are: .33 uF each
Height: 7.5 inches
Length Of Wire: 282.743
Inductance: 17 uH
.33uF/13 = 0.025 uF
2000 Volts each * 12 = 25,000 Volts
I used http://deepfriedneon.com to calculate the inductor and the capacitors properly. My spark gap is a rotary spark gap and works well.
I have hooked up my capacitors and spark gap in series and it will run well. I can leave it running for 5 minutes without problems. When i wire it like a proper tesla coil and add the inductor into the circuit it will blow the 100 mA fuse but not any other fuses like the wall fuse. The transformer hums very loud. Once i hooked up a randomly made inductor and hooked it up to a small ac powersource and the transformer hummed in a similar way. I have worked on this for a long time and cant figure out what the problem with it is I cannot stop now, so I am looking for some help thanks for any tips.
Inductance (L): 17 uH
Capacitance (C): 0.023 uF
Resonant Frequency(F): 254.201 KHz
Inductor:
Diameter (D): 6.5 inches
Number of Turns(N): 12
WireDiameter (W): 0.25
Turn Spacing(S): 0.25
Capacitors are: .33 uF each
Height: 7.5 inches
Length Of Wire: 282.743
Inductance: 17 uH
.33uF/13 = 0.025 uF
2000 Volts each * 12 = 25,000 Volts
I used http://deepfriedneon.com to calculate the inductor and the capacitors properly. My spark gap is a rotary spark gap and works well.
I have hooked up my capacitors and spark gap in series and it will run well. I can leave it running for 5 minutes without problems. When i wire it like a proper tesla coil and add the inductor into the circuit it will blow the 100 mA fuse but not any other fuses like the wall fuse. The transformer hums very loud. Once i hooked up a randomly made inductor and hooked it up to a small ac powersource and the transformer hummed in a similar way. I have worked on this for a long time and cant figure out what the problem with it is I cannot stop now, so I am looking for some help thanks for any tips.
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