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1997\11\10@090428 by sajjad.akhtar

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    What is Tesla coil ... for it is and what to do with it etc


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Subject: Re: Building a better Tesla coil
Author:  pic microcontroller discussion list <spam_OUTPICLISTTakeThisOuTspamMITVMA.MIT.EDU> at smtpgwy
Date:    11/7/97 12:21 PM


At 08:44 AM 11/4/97 +0000, you wrote:
>I've also fantasized about building tesla coils.
>
>Doesn't the FCC get really upset about these things when they go off?
>Esp. if you implement your plan to use FM to drive it?  We are
>talking, potentially, about a multi-kilowatt transmitter here.
>Shielding?

Well, its tuned to 500KHz, so without a tower, and being in my basement,
with its energy heating, ionizing, and ozone-izing the air, hopefully it
won't be heard. By FM chirp, I mean around 10 to 100KHz, not the 88-108MHZ band!

>AND the idea about the arc spewing jackolantern that tracks burglars
>- THAT's way cool.

I thought so. Although its more to amuse my family, than assault. A recent
post on the TESLA mailing list commented that two car coils insulated in oil
with plastic tubing, and phased, produced 30" sparks when pulsed with a 600V
100uF (18 watt) impulse. Ouch!

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