Definition of Tesla coil

1. Noun. A step-up transformer with an air core; used to produce high voltages at high frequencies.

Generic synonyms: Transformer

Definition of Tesla coil

1. Noun. A type of resonant transformer circuit used to produce high voltage, low current, high frequency alternating current electricity. ¹

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Literary usage of Tesla coil

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1. The Tesla High Frequency Coil: Its Construction and Usesby George Francis Haller, Elmer Tiling Cunningham by George Francis Haller, Elmer Tiling Cunningham (1910)
"The attention of the authors was first called to the Tesla coil when they were fortunate enough to be given the use of the 7" standard coil described in the ..."

2. The International Journal of Orthodontia (1917)
"Like the current of the induction coil, the current from the Tesla coil is Fig. 18. ... Tesla coil, mounted upon movable standard. ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes, Day Otis Kellogg, William Robertson Smith (1897)
"S, is the secondary of the Tesla coil. When the current in the primary, P, ... The construction of the Tesla coil is shown in Fig- 57- pP 's the primary, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science by Indiana Academy of Science (1922)
"Experimental: Preliminary experiments were made with a small Tesla coil. ... The Tesla coil was supplied with energy from a small induction coil. ..."

5. Induction Coils: How to Make, Use, and Repair Them Including Ruhmkorff by Norman Hugh Schneider (1901)
"... DISRUPTIVE " TESLA" COIL. For Fig. 11 the specification is as follows: Secondary, 300 turns of No. 30 B & S silk- covered magnet wire, wound on rubber ..."

6. High Frequency Apparatus: Its Construction and Practical Application by Thomas Stanley Curtis (1916)
"1.25 Cardboard cylinders, 8 inches long, 6 inches diameter, wound for Tesla coil ................ 90 Edgewise Wound Copper Strip for Tesla coil Primaries. ..."

7. Practical points in the use of X-ray and high-frequency currents by Aspinwall Judd (1909)
"The disparity between the size of the copper wire in the primary and in the secondary is greater in the Tesla coil, No. 12 usually being used for the ..."

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