And the Smoke came out !!!!!!!!!
|From time to time things go bang
and all the smoke comes out, this page is dedicated to all the things we
don't normally put up on web sites to save our embarrassment. If you
have a picture of " THE SMOKE COMING OUT " send it to me
with an explanation of what you were trying to do and what went wrong
send pictures and what happened to email@example.com
|OK so I was trying to reduce the overall capaticence of an MMC board, but I disconnected an inside row and forgot about the voltage difference between the strings, when the caps arced over "All the smoke came out "|
|This happened to Derek Woodroffe's coil when a resisters on his big Coil overheated, un-soldered themselves and fell on to the opposing filter, causing total failure of the resistor.. (You can see where the smoke came from).|
recent Tesla coil test day in Nottingham we ran a series of high voltage
primary to secondary insulation tests, to achieve the test the coil was
placed waaaay waaaay out of tune and then over coupled, as can be seen
from the photo the test was a complete success, and that's my excuse and I'm
sticking to it..
Well if you think otherwise ..........?
|Phil Perry's VTTC finds it's own break out point|
|Due to height restraints we ran the mmc sitting directly on the concrete floor of the garage. The first sign of trouble was smoke coming off some carpet between the cap and the floor. We think corona was induced on the caps near the floor, due to the concrete being an earthed plane. This overheated the cap and it blew. -- Steve Bell (UK)|
Have to love Phil Perry or at least the guys (Paul Paddison & Derek
Woodroffe) who just keep sending me pictures of his cool VTTC going up
This shot was taken at the 2003 Cambridge Teslathon the RED arrow shows the fire and then the smoke coming out...
Lets all sing along....
Every coil was Carbon Trackin
(too a finish) ....................
|Now this one was sent in by Phil Parry, it was taken at the 2003 Cambridge as well, and shows Phil letting the smoke out of a poor helpless screw-driver (Come on Phil you must have some pictures of Derek's coils) hehehehe Stir, Stir, Stir|
|This is what happens when you put 20A through a 2A Variac (Mike Tucknott)|
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