Kaizer DRSSTC III update #4 – First light

First light test and unfortunately under horrible conditions. We finished all the cabling and other small parts, bits and missing stuff in a days hectic work that lasted all night. So we missed the opportunity of testing in darkness.

There was no tuning performed, input was limited by a smaller 6A variac, it was broad day light, foggy and wet day, the coil was just pushed outside of the garage as no cables was long enough to get it away from the tree.

Sparks are about 60-70 cm and we killed the LED christmas light chain that was in the tree, it was unplugged before we started.

Read the whole article on this coil at: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tesla-coils/kaizer-drsstc-iii/

Learn how to build your own Tesla coil and how to make it play music through a MIDI interrupter that can connect a computer to your Tesla coil in order to play music from just the sparks alone. It can be a hard start to build a Tesla coil if you have no prior experience in doing so, I recommend that you watch my video on how I learned to build Tesla coils and the history of how I started by building small Tesla coils up to my very large Tesla coil that can make 4 meter long sparks and play music while doing so. Besides the guide that I have listed here above, I have also developed a good deal of tools that can help you design and check if your components can be used in a Tesla coil. It is important to stay within the physical and electrical limits of the components, else you are at great risk of damaging them due to Tesla coils pushing the components beyond their specifications in order to get the longest sparks for the least amount of money.

Mads Barnkob

Electrician, programmer, experimenter and amateur scientist with experience in industry automation, programming and all kinds of high voltage generating electronics. Administrator of www.kaizerpowerelectronics.dk and the high voltage community forum www.highvoltageforum.net

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