TCBA Volume 11 - Issue 1
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We are still experimenting and already have a larger magnifier planned. We have found that magnifiers with couplings of .2 are easy to make by the average amateur but the voltage output is not much more than could be achieved by an ultra well designed Tesla coil! We find that for dramatic results, more power and tighter coupling are required. This requirement may stop all but the advanced amatuer from assembling large high power systems. More physical space is required also, but a small magnifier might be assembled in the center of a garage floor.
This article is meant to stimulate interest in and among amateur coil builders to construct and investigate magnifier type Tesla coils. Many of us have sat on the sidelines too long! We would like to hear from anyone constructing a magnifier system. We have tried to avoid a rigid inch for inch description of our system in order to inspire others to create their own system and not just copy a blue print. To assist the amateur builder or serve as a reference point to start construction, we are offering a condensed VHS video tape of our work in “free resonance” and magnifier systems for $25.00 ppd. (priority mail). This tape documents our early work and explains a lot of small details not able to be included in this short article. Send correspondence to: Richard Hull, 7103 Hermitage Road, Richmond, Virginia 23228.
Extra Reading and Magnifier Data Sources we Found Useful
- TESLA TRANSFORMER CHARACTERIZATION Peterson, TCBA NEWS vol. 6, #2
- COEFFECIENT OF COUPLING Cox, TCBA NEWS vol. 3, #2
- REPRODUCING TESLA'S COLORADO SPRINGS COIL Corums, TCBA NEWS vol 7, #2.
- TRANSMISSION LINE THEORY Corums, TCBA NEWS vol. 8, #4
- LIGHTNING IN COLORADO Wysock, TCBA NEWS vol. 2, #3
- TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF THE EXTRA COIL AS A SLOW WAVE HELICAL RESONATOR
Kenneth and James Corum, Proceedings of the 1986 Colorado Springs Tesla Symposium.