Tesla coil theoretical model and experimental verification

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Voitkans, Janis ; Voitkans, Arnis (2014)
  • Publisher: Riga Technical University
  • Journal: The Scientific Journal of Riga Technical University - Electrical, Control and Communication Engineering (issn: 2255-9159, eissn: 2255-9140)
  • Subject: Tesla coil; single-wire scheme; long line; resonance frequencies
    arxiv: Physics::Medical Physics

Abstract – In this paper a theoretical model of a Tesla coil operation is proposed. Tesla coil is described as a long line with distributed parameters in a single-wired format, where the line voltage is measured against electrically neutral space. It is shown that equivalent two-wired scheme can be found for a single-wired scheme and already known long line theory can be applied to a Tesla coil. Formulas for calculation of voltage in a Tesla coil by coordinate and calculation of resonance frequencies are proposed.Experimental measurements show good compliance with proposed theory.
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