Tesla coil - magnifier

 * Original msg to: Brandwe-at-aol-dot-com
 * Carbons sent to: usa-tesla-at-usa-dot-net

Quoting Wallace Edward Brand <BRANDWE-at-aol-dot-com>:

> Can anyone provide a concise explanation of the difference 
> between a "Tesla coil" and a "magnifier".  

The standard 1/4 wave Tesla coil is a two coil system:

The Magnifier system is a three coil system: primary/secondary/
extra coil.

In the standard 1/4 wave Tesla coil system the secondary coil
functions as both the secondary of an air core transformer and as
a 1/4 wave helical resonator.

In the Tesla Magnifier the secondary coil functions only as the
secondary of the air core transformer. The extra coil functions
as the 1/4 wave helical resonator. This division of transformer/
resonator, bridged by an RF transmission line, means much greater
efficiencies of RF power processing can be achieved with Tesla

Richard Quick

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