Hi all again,
Firstly the video didn't load in my last post, I dunno why but I'll get Mark to look into it when he is feeling better. (he has a dose of the flu!).
Right said Fred lets go!
I got an idea to use a relay as a spark gap from a site on You tube,
after watching this vid I freeze framed it to reverse engineer it!
It turned out to comprise only 3 major parts, 4 if you include the battery!
A Relay (configured to be a buzzer),
a capacitor (to Tank the primary),
and of course a Tesla Coil!
I hooked it up to a Mini Twin Tesla Coil that I was intending to make a solid state driver for!
It's a little pearler
and it worked 1st go too!
I imagine I could get more power out of it if I wound my own buzzer with an adjustable gap!
I did play around with the spring tension in the relay and got some overall improvement!
I got the idea for the twin coil setup from this site!
I seem to be quite lucky when I'm winding coils,
I used a 1" form and wound an arbitary 4" tall pair of Secondaries!
(using the Hair fine wire I got from the printer relay!)
The Primaries were an arbitary job too @ 4.8 turns each!
Oh and the "tank Cap" is 220 pF @ 1kV
well thats another post all done and dusted,
"If you always do what you did,
You'll always get what you got!"