Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tesla coil specs: added secondary inductance measurement

Ls, calculated: 39 mH

Ls, measured: 36 mH

Not bad, all things considered. And my LCR bridge is not in calibration, further it doesn't have the measurement resolution of a modern digital bridge, so for all I know the measurement and calculated inductance are exactly the same.

I suppose I ought to pick up a few inductance and capacitance standards some day...

I have a lot of property maintenance tasks to do, so I doubt I will get the secondary + torus self-resonant frequency measured today. I need to set that up in open space, which is a pain in the ass. Although realistically, an indoor measurement will be close enough for practical purposes.

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