Re: TC Electrostatics (fwd)

Tesla List wrote:
> > Subject: Re: TC Electrostatics (fwd)
> >From harris-at-parkave-dot-net Sat Dec  7 22:41:04 1996
> Date: Mon, 7 Oct 1996 12:18:46 -0400
> From: Ed Harris <harris-at-parkave-dot-net>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: TC Electrostatics (fwd)
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> > From lod-at-pacbell-dot-net Sat Dec  7 08:44:09 1996
> > Date: Fri, 06 Dec 1996 22:39:21 -0800
> > From: lod-at-pacbell-dot-net
> > To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> > Subject: Re: TC Electrostatics (fwd)


> >
> > Anyway, in the case
> of the tesla coil, I would imagine ( Richard?) that the rectification would
> be more effective (per watt expended) when the coil is producing lots of
> corona and not so many arcs to ground.
> Another possible experiment would
> be to directly measure the DC component of the current at the base of the
> tesla coil. Unfortunately, I'd guess that DC current component would be
> about the order of a small Van De Graf --- maybe 10-100 microamps.
> -Ed Harris


As I have stated many times before, the process is indeed enhanced with 
corona emmision and to the detriment of Rf output.  Furthermore, I have 
always said that the discharge to ground grossly reduces the DC 
component.  Next, The electrostatic component is a purely currentless 
phenomena for maximum effect and ultimately may not even be ion related. 
 (lotsa' work needed here)  If power is required, I would tend to agree 
that the system is about like an equivalent van d'graff system and is an 
ionic mechanism.

I feel that rectification is not at work here!  The DC components from 
Tesla systems have been recorded by us out to 20-50 feet from the corona 
limit with a 20 watt system.  No corona discharge effects of a rectifying 
nature out here.

Richad Hull, TCBOR