Tesla - supplies references
- here's a little more best of the main Tesla list:
> The Condenser Products Corp., 2131 Broad Street,Manufacturers of commercial high-voltage plastic film, pulse
> Brooksville, FL 34609 USA
> Tel: 904-796-3561, Fax 904-799-0221
discharge, (Tesla) capacitance. Minimum order $150.00, minimum
shipping time about 6 weeks. These are where my big commercial
capacitors come from, as they will build them to your specs.
> Solomon Corporation, P. O. Box 245, Solomon, KS 67480Supplier of power distribution (pole pig) transformers.
> Watts: (800) 243-2867 Tel (913) 655-2191 Fax (913) 655-2502
<tip from Scott Myers>
> T & R Electric, P. O. Box 180, Colman, SD 57017Supplier of power distribution (pole pig) transformers.
> Watts (800) 843-7994 <tip from Scott Myers>
> H&H Transformer Inc. (303) 289-2802Denver area pole pigs, tip by Chip Atkinson
> NWL CAPACITORS, 1 Industrial Dr., Snow Hill, NC 28580or as it was given to me by Richard Hull...
> Tel: 908-842-5757 Fax: 908-842-1161
> NWL CAPACITORS, 8050 Monetary Dr., Riviera Beach, FL., 33404Custom manufactured high voltage pulse discharge Tesla caps...
> Tel: 407-848-9009
> NWL Transformers, Dept. G, Rising Sun Rd., Bordentown, NJ 08505Source for neon sign transformers.
> Sprague Electronics, 134 Fulton Ave. Garden City Park, NY 11040Source of high voltage capacitors.
TS> Plastic Capacitors, 2623 N. Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 99120
TS> Tel: 312-489-2229.
High-Voltage, pulse discharge, plastic film (Tesla) Capacitance
TS> Cornell-Dubilier, 1605 E. Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford,
TS> MA 02744, Tel: 508-996-8564 They bought out Sangamo
> Danny Churchill at Commercial Radio Co. in VT, 802-226-7582,sometimes has some interesting stuff around. I bet you'd
find him interesting even if he didn't have whatever model
you currently need. Among other things, he manufactures
custom high-voltage inductors and transformers, in an old 3
story brick schoolhouse converted to a factory/warehouse. (T.S.)
> Hipotronics, Inc., RTE.22, Brewster, New York, 10590 (or 10509)Manufacturers of high-voltage test equipment. Capacitors,
> TEL: 914-279-8091
transformers, bussing, toroids, etc. are available. These are
the guys who make the test gear that power utilities use to
destroy their xmission equipment to determine breakdown limits.
> CSI Capacitors, 810 Rancheros Dr. San Marcos, CA, 96069Another source of custom made, commercial plastic film, high-
> TEL: 619-747-4000
voltage, pulse discharging, (Tesla type) capacitance. Ask about
left over units from production runs, sometimes you will find a
bargin in a top quality cap.
> Nick Andree, Hi-Way Company, Surplus Electronics, 305 WisconsinSurplus Sprague HVDC rated capacitors, excellent bypass caps
> Ave. Oceanside, CA 92054 Tel: 619/967-7225
> George Trinkaus, High Voltage Press, 4326 S.E. Woodstock, #489,Carries some surplus HVDC rated Sprague doorknob caps.
> Portland OR 97206 USA Tel: 503-775-3209
> Maxwell Labs, Inc., 8888-G Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA, 92123Manufacturer of commercial high-voltage equipment, capacitors,
> TEL: 619-279-5100
power supplies, etc..
> Vacuum Tube Industries, Inc., 506 North Warren Avenue,Specialize in new and rebuilt 450 KC power tubes for commercial
> P.O. Box 2009, Brockton, MA. 02405 USA
> tel: 508-584-4500, tel: 800-528-5014, fax: 508-584-0096
RF induction heaters and the supply & control xfrmrs, cooling
loops, etc.. These are the type tubes I would use for a CW coil.
> Antique Electronic Supply, 6221 S. Maple Ave, P.O. Box 27468,Source for the tube coil builder, many old/rare vacuum tubes and
> Tempe, AZ, 85285 TEL: 602-820-5411
related equipment (sockets, mica caps, power supplies, etc.) for
projects like "Lil Tesla Coil" of the 1960's Pop Electronics era.
> Weisner Electronics, 149 Hunter Ave, Albany, NY, 12206Another source for the tube coiler. Plate xfmrs, mica caps,
> TEL: 518-438-2801
tubes, assembled Tesla coils, etc..
> Edmund Scientific Company, 101 East Gloucester Pike"One of the best sources for electronic surplus." H.Goldman
> Barrington NJ 08007-1380 Phone: 1-609-547-8880
> Fax: 1-609-573-6295
> Fair Radio Sales, P.O. Box 1105, Lima, OH 45802
> Tel: 419-223-2196, 419-227-6573, FAX 419-227-1313
> ALL ELECTRONICS, PO BOX 567, VAN NUYS, CA 91408Tel: 1-800-826-5435 <tip by George Trinkaus>
> GAR-RON Plastics Corp., 5424 Pulaski Hwy., Baltimore, MD 21205Specialty plastics dealer, good source for coil forms.
> Tel: (800)492-4695 (they have a catalog)
> The Coax Connection: Joe Cassata, 10 S. Meadow laneHere is a good source for coax cable AND magnet wire, He carries
> Naperville, Ill. 60564, Phone# (708)-420-0342
in stock sizes from #22 gauge to #10 gauge, and can order other
sizes. He sells by the pound and his prices are decent. Good
quality stuff! <tip from Mark Graalman>
> MWS Wire Industries, 31200 Cedar Valley Dr., Westlake Village,Source of square and rectangular wire for custom inductors.
> CA 91362 USA PH: (818) 991-8553 FAX (818) 706-0911
> American Welding & Fabrication, 333 E. Highbanks Rd #25Supplier of spun aluminum toroid and sphere discharge terminals.
> Debary FL 32713 USA
> Ross Engineering Corp., 540 Westchester Dr. Campbell, CA 95008Supplier of discharge terminals
> Tungsten face on steel slug spark gap electrodesThe Miller (welding supplies/parts) part numbers are:
095 621 base $3.50 porcelain, each one holds 2 gaps
020 622 point holder $8.52 Al, 4/base, cooling fins all around
020 603 HF point $3.25 steel slug w/ tungsten face, 4/base
Prices are for each piece. This also comes as an assembly.
> Marlin P. Jones & Assoc. Inc., P.O.BOX 12685, Lake Park, FLTel: 407-848-8236; Sources for surplus: ferrite toroid cores for
> 33403 USA Fax 1-800-4329-9937, Fax 407-844-8764,
HV RF chokes, Current transformers for panel ammeters, EMI line
filters, meters, power control relays/contactors, fans, etc..
> JOHNSON SHOP PRODUCTS; PO BOX 160113, CUPERTINO CA 95016Tel: 408-257-8614 Fax: 408-253-6228
Inductors; Current Transformers; Ferrite & Iron Powder Toroids,
rods, & "boxes" for RF chokes; relays; circuit breakers, etc..
> Another good catalog: C & H Sales Co., 2179 E COLORADO BLVDTel: 800-325-9465 Tel: 213-681-4925, Tel: 818-796-2628
> PO BOX 5356, PASADENA CA 91117-9988 USA Fax: 818-796-4875
Filters, meters, fans, relay-contactors, switches, HV & LV
capacitors, LV transformers, variacs, etc.
> R & D ELECTRONICS, 5363 BROADWAY AVE., CLEVELAND OH 44127Known locally as "Electronic Surplus", they are an excellent
> Tel: 216-441-8500 Tel: 216-441-5577 Tel: 800-642-1123
source of typical Tesla coiling fare: current xfmrs/meters,
variacs, HV wire, relays/contactors, RF filters & choke cores...
<tip by Mark S. Rzeszotarski, Ph.D.>
> Yet another good catalog: Surplus Center, 1015 WEST O STSurplus equipment supplier useful on large coil projects.
> P.O.BOX 82209, Lincoln NE 68501-2209 USA
> Fax: 402-474-5198, Tel: 402-474-4055, Order: 800-488-3407
Lots of aircraft parts: high-performance DC motors for rotary
spark gaps, hydraulic double action cylinders and power paks
for remote control tuning, spark gap cooling loops, etc..
> Electrical Insulation Supplies,Inc., 1255 Collier Road, N.W.A good source of equipment and supplies for Tesla coil builder.
> Atlanta, GA 30318 Voice 1-404-355-1651 Fax 1-404-355-6069
Ask for their full line catalog. <Tip from Bob Mazzullo, NYC>
> Edward Wingate, "Wingate Electric", 545 Salmon Creek Rd.I list this address for completeness. CAVEAT EMPTOR! Mr. Wingate
> Brockport, NY 14420 USA
is mailing flyers advertising rotary spark gaps.
> Richard T. Quick II, 10028 Manchester Rd., Suite 253, Glendale,I have a two hour video tape that documents my 10" diameter
> Missouri, 63122, USA
secondary coil and 10 KVA power supply in operation. It covers a
wide area of related high voltage experiments and techniques.
(Jacob's Ladder, RF choking, spark gaps, critical coupling, etc.)
Due to the dangerous nature of this work I cannot be responsible
for the safety of life, limb, or property should anyone choose
to, or attempt to, reproduce any of the equipment or experiments
featured on the video. To obtain a copy: send a blank, high
quality, VHS video tape; a first class postage pre-paid, self
addressed mailer; and $10.00 US. I will happily trade tapes.
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