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Re: Tesla Software
Graham,
One idea. You can factor spark gap loss into an equation
giving a max. theoretical output. It is safe to assume primary Q is
about 10 when a spark gap is involved. There is a time domain equation
I'll find and send offlist if you like that shows the number of
cycles it takes for pri-sec energy transfer to run to completion for
different values of k. Knowing Qp allows you to calculate exactly how
much energy actually gets to the secondary C (self and terminal) and
hence Vout (assuming the terminal can hold off a discharge until the
transfer is complete). Even taking this into account, the theoretical
maximum will only be reached on the first shot or two before a
discharge seriously starts.
Malcolm