Dr. Frederick Finch Strong Electrode
Originally used with Kinraide Coil
and Strong-Ovington Apparatus
With a normal Tesla Coil discharge, this limits the voltage to the
electrode but placing sparks in series...
However, when operated with special Pancake Coils (Kinraide's Jackson
Coil, etc.) producing Phantom Streams they allow polarities of static
electricity to energize the tube. This adds volumes of interest to
high frequency experiments!
Concept works well for traditional Oudin Coil discharges too.
Note when the electrode is used the raise in voltage on the coil not
In Bipolar treatments with both terminals used care must be taken as
faradic effects can be felt when sparks are passing.
Induced discharge to my finger.
As power in increased, sparks start to pass. In this case, the coil to
the left is producing a 4" spark, 3" between points and
1" from the electrode
to my hand. Here the handle is limiting the voltage of the coil to
(C) Jeff Behary, 2010