William C. Wysock has been building Tesla Coils since 1962. In 1975, he developed a line
of commercial grade Tesla Coils designed for sale to museums of science and industry,
historical institutions, government and private research institutions. Ten standard models
known as "Model One" through "Model Ten", were all built from the
highest quality materials and components available. Each of these units featured a form of
high voltage discharge electrode known as a "toroid." The use of this type of
electrode greatly improved the working efficiency of each of these models, and was the
result of many years of experimentation from 1962 up to 1975.
In 1987, Mr. Wysock began a company known as Tesla Technology Research, specializing in
high voltage engineering and development, providing equipment for sale and for
lease/rental. One additional area of the company's involvement has been providing special
effects for the motion picture/television/magazine/advertising media industries, both in
still graphics and video promos. Projects have included films such as "The
Entity," "Friday the Thirteenth-Part Six," "Heartbeeps,"
"Pennies From Heaven," the trailer for "Something Wicked This Way
Comes," television series such as "Battlestar Galactica" "The
Incredible Hulk," "Out of This World", "World of Wonder" and
"Invention"-The Discovery Channel. The MTV music videos "Edison's
Medicine" performed by the rock group "Tesla" and "Too Hot!"
performed by the wrap artist Coolio, both feature Tesla coil discharges designed and
performed by Tesla Technology Research. Magazine publications have included GQ, Discover,
GEO (Germany), National Geographic, and Sports Illustrated for Kids. Themed parks and
other installations have included The Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, CA,
"Earthquake" and "Jurassic Park"-MCA Universal Studios Tour, Universal
City, CA and Orlando FL, Walt Disney World-Future World Alien E encounter, Orlando FL, and
Dave Archer Studios, Roseburg, Oregon.
Tesla Technology Research presently has large Tesla Coil systems installed in museums and
research centers world wide, ranging from Canberra, Australia to Hiroshima, Japan, as well
as over 100 units throughout the United States, including a Model Ten Tesla Coil system
that was originally used for directed airborne particle beam weapon research, and is now a
part of the High Voltage Engineering Laboratory at Ohio State University. Tesla
Technology's most recent project is a 17 million volt magnifying Tesla Coil system running
on 100 kilowatt + input and developing arc lengths greater then 50 feet. Recent completed
major Tesla Coil projects have included a dual coil system (Model 12), that produces arcs
over 40 feet long with an output in excess of 6.5 million volts, and Model 13M, a
magnifier type coil, with an output of over 16 million volts and arcs over 50 feet long.
Mr. Wysock is a charter member of the Tesla Coil Builder's Association, Queensbury New
York, Life Member of the International Tesla Society, Colorado Springs, Colorado, the
Tesla Wardenclyffe Project (TMP), Shoreham, Long Island, New York, and a member of the
IEEE-EMC group. He is a Life Member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), and holds
the amateur radio callsign N6UXW. He has been active with the Los Angeles County Disaster
Communications Service (DCS) and held the position of Communications Information Center
Staff Officer (Staff-31). Mr. Wysock has lectured and given demonstrations on Tesla, the
Tesla Coil and Tesla Technology for such groups as the International Tesla Society (ITS),
ARRL, IEEE-EMC, IEEE-Magnetics Society, TRW, and McDonnell-Douglas companies.