Will a oneTesla coil operate upside down?

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Will a oneTesla coil operate upside down?

Postby equivalents » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:37 pm

Will a oneTesla coil operate upside down? Is it possible to turn the coil upside down and shoot the arcs downwards?
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Re: Will a oneTesla coil operate upside down?

Postby Bayley » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:01 am

No electrical reasons it can't, but plasma rises so you may run into flashover issues.
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Re: Will a oneTesla coil operate upside down?

Postby equivalents » Thu May 05, 2016 10:47 pm

Well, I plan on having a large grounded metal hemisphere about 16 inches below it. Hopefully that will attract the arcs. Thank you!
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Re: Will a oneTesla coil operate upside down?

Postby equivalents » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:24 am

Well, it's taken a while, but I finally hung a coil upside down on my electric chair/guillotine.

https://youtu.be/nhxxE3b7tbA
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Re: Will a oneTesla coil operate upside down?

Postby RalphDug » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:29 pm

Good stuff Equivalents. Are you happy with it now?
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