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Extreme Electronics - Tech glossary
Category: Electronics and Engineering > Tesla coil terms
Date & country: 29/03/2012, UK
Words: 15


BPS
Bangs Per Second, the amount of times the primary capacitor is discharged through the primary per second.

DRSSTC
An SSTC whare the primary is tuned to resonance with a series capacitor

ESR
Effective Series Resistance, The amount of resistance a Capacitor introduces into a circuit.

IGBT
Insulated Gate Bi-polar Transistor.

ISSTC
Interrupted SSTC

MMC
Multi Manufactured Capacitor, A capacitor made from many smaller Manufactured (off the shelf) capacitors.

MOSFET
Metal Oxide Silicon Field Effect Transistor

MOT
Microwave Oven Transformer

NST
Neon Sign Transformer

OBIT
Oil Burner Ignition Transformer, used for igniting oil in boilers.

OLTC
Off Line Tesla Coil, A tesla coil that works directly from the mains supply with no step-up transformer.

RQ
Richie Quick Gap, Usually multiple lengths of copper tubing in series making a multi gapped spark gap.

RSG
Rotary Spark Gap

SSTC
Solid State Tesla Coil

TLA
Three Letter Abbreviation