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large ring-shield protects the Tesla coil from electrical break-down

TESLA COIL AND TUBE

E&MP 44.049

Electricity - High-frequency Voltage

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View of high-voltage end of Tesla coil and tube.

The large "ring-shield" protects the Tesla coil from electrical break-down.

The tube sections each have individual shielding rings of spun aluminum.

The whole is immersed in oil during operation at high voltages.




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