Tesla Coils built by Ed Wingate
Ed is in the process of building a web page. He graciously let me display some of his photos until his page is online.
Ed's Asynchronous Rotary Spark Gap
Ed is well known in the Tesla Community for his precision balanced G10 rotary spark gaps. Here are a couple of examples.
I use Graingers #2M145 which is a 1/2 HP 0-10000 RPM, ball bearing, AC-DC 120V Universal motor with a 3/8" shaft. The current price from Graingers is $128.40. They aren't cheap, but I have used this motor on dozens of 10" rotary gaps I have built for myself and others with zero problems. Although these motors will run an either AC or DC, they run much cooler on DC.
is absolutely the best and safest material with which to build a rotor. I
dead stopped a 1/2" X 11" G-10 rotor in less than a second, in a
3600 RPM 2HP synchronous gap by shearing off the 1/2" solid tungsten
electrodes and the rotor only had minor cracks around the electrode holes.
The 5/8" motor shaft was bent, as were my nerves, but the rotor
Ed's Twin Tesla Coil
Ed's Magnifier and Power Supply Circuitry
Ed Wingate may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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