Jochen's High Voltage Page

Project: Tesla coil

After burning out the my first secondary (see tesla coil link), it became necessary to produce a new tesla coil system, and I took the opportunity to increase it somewhat in size and power. This is the current state, not yet optimal.

The new tesla coil system in operation. Streamers are about 1m long.

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Schematic drawing of the spark gap. The tube is cut into pieces after alignment. Voltage is applied at the first and last piece. One end is closed, to the other end a vacuum cleaner is attached. Air is then sucked through the gaps into the tube pieces and into the vacuum cleaner.

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