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Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by Dusan Sukovic, Feb 20, 2005.

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  1. Hello,

    I'm bit curious about Tesla coil..does the Tesla coil have any
    practical use, apart from producing powerful sparcs?


    Thanks,

    --Dusan
     
  2. Generally, no. They are used in some schools for teaching various
    principles. They are occasionally used as a part of research projects (some
    of which are sort of goofy). Tesla's dream was to transmit electrical
    energy without wires. That's done every day, but does not energize our
    homes yet.
     
  3. Guest

    In the early days of television (pre-flyback transformers), small Tesla
    coils were used to produce the high voltages needed by the CRT.

    Other applications needing an inexpensive source of high voltage (at
    low current) have used Tesla coils as well, however, for the most part
    the larger coils are usually used for gee whiz demonstrations in
    schools and museums and testing.


    Harry C.
     
  4. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    Tesla coils are sometimes used where their are experiments with RF effects
    and high voltage with specific types of chemical reactions, and etc. There
    are various scientific applications for them, but these are not so common.

    Most of the time, they are used for demonstrating the principle of an RF air
    core type transformer, and the generation of an extreme high voltage.

    --

    Jerry G.
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    Hello,

    I'm bit curious about Tesla coil..does the Tesla coil have any
    practical use, apart from producing powerful sparcs?


    Thanks,

    --Dusan
     
  5. CWatters

    CWatters Guest

    Test your nerves?....

    http://hot-streamer.com/ross/Biggg/biggg.htm

    ...yes that is a man in a metal suit with 20 foot lightening bolts coming out
    of his "head".
     
  6. worldcitizen

    worldcitizen Guest

    I think they have been used in particle accellerators. The same kind
    of uses you might have for a Van Degraf generator. Maybe make your own
    atom smasher.
     
  7. A minor one - producing sparks inside various lamps and lightbulbs and
    tubes, to check for what kind of gas (or vacuum) is in them.
    Usually one familiar with this can recognize spark/corona
    shapes/patterns, brightness and color and does not need a spectroscope.

    --------------------------------

    Also entertainment value... Hold a fluorescent lamp or a neon lamp and
    it glows from a Tesla coil a few feet away. Solid state ones that
    oscillate continuously make these things glow more brightly.

    - Don Klipstein ()
     
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