Friday, December 25, 2015

Sigurthr's Unified SSTC Data File - All the data you need to make your SSTC

I keep getting a lot of nonspecific questions and comments on my old posts and videos for my SSTCs that ask the build specifics of my coils such as parts info, # of turns, etc. I always do my best to answer them but in general unless the question is something very specific like "Help, my X in my Y is/isn't doing Z" or "I can't get X part, will Y part work instead?" I can't provide very detailed responses. This is especially true with build parameters for tesla coils; many factors are interdependent, and many more have a huge range of flexibility. There's rarely ever single correct answer or value.

For all these questions I point towards my Unified Data File, located here: Download Here!

It contains the distilled essence of all my tesla coil builds. It has a fully detailed parts list that links to the exact preferred parts from reliable retailers so that there is no question about what parts to use. Simply pull up that part and if you can't or don't want to get that specific one, use the data on the retailer page to see what would be a good substitute. It has full schematics for all the essential parts of my tesla coils. It even has technical drawings and notes that I made of key points in the design and build process. Located in the included text files are detailed explanations and solutions of common problems and operational parameters too.

So, in an effort to make the data file easier to find (as it was buried within my USSTCC post last year) I'm making this easily searchable post. Cheers, all!


  1. A new update to this file has been pushed and made available for download. I highly recommend replacing the old file with this new version.

  2. Hi Matt,

    Great videos and website!

    Just a few questions:

    1. Is it possible to run a Tesla coil at 4-10MHz at 500-1000V? What would it take to get to this frequency from most HF-SSTCs that i've seen (usually in the 200kHz range)

    2. If i use a variac that has an output frequency of 50/60Hz, how does it transform the frequency into higher amounts? So, if i used a variac, could i get into the MHz range? what variables would be needed to achieve this?

    3. What would be the easiest way to get into the low MHz range but with high voltage (500-1000V)?



    1. The other question was going to ask:

      1. I notice somewhere that you sell Tesla Coils or kits, so how much would do your systems normally cost? (on average?) i mean the ones you are selling, say for the ~475Watts w/o Toroid. (540KHz)

      2. Are the coils in tune to each other at this frequency?

      thanks again. please contact me at


  3. dear, could you help share the design file to my mail,
    we could not download it from your link web, thanks.