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Produces 8-12″ Visible Lightning-Like Discharges. Both the kit and assembled unit include an 8″ toroid and wound coil (so you don’t have to do any winding). Excellent Science Project. Fully adjustable.
This is a spark driven Tesla coil generating highly visual and audible sparks into open air without a return contact.
The unit operates from a standard wall outlet requiring less than two amps. The transformer is current limited to 60 ma and center point grounded.
The tesla coil is easily tabletop operable and is a two-level assembly consisting of a top and bottom section. The top supports the vertical mounted secondary output coil and the flat Archimedean spiraled primary along with tunable clip lead. The bottom supports the transformer, capacitor and spark gap assembly. A metal control panel is connected to earth ground along with the secondary return minimizing any dangerous shock hazards.
The spark gap uses two pure tungsten electrodes rarely requiring cleaning or dressing. Hardware is all brass where required, with the primary coil being a hybrid between copper tubing and a heavy insulated wire.
The kit version contains all parts to complete the unit, including a pre-wound and fully prepped secondary coil, and an 8 x 2″ toroidal terminal which greatly adds to the performance and overall appearance of the completed system.
Assembly: The assembled version is fully built and ready to use; the kit requires wiring and soldering with some basic mechanical assembly (the secondary coil does not need to be fabricated as this comes fully wound and assembled).
Applications: Use for a science project, special effects prop, research of high frequency electricity, and much more. Some audiophiles claim that running the tesla coil’s output through their component wires (unattached to their equipment, of course!) for about a minute helps to “open up” the sound quality of their equipment; whether this is a real or perceived effect is unknown, but this is some of the feedback we’ve gotten from our audiophile customers.