Re: Measuring Dirver Current

Tesla List wrote:
> >From MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nzThu Jun 13 21:57:56 1996
> Date: Fri, 14 Jun 1996 12:17:20 +1200
> From: Malcolm Watts <MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Measuring Dirver Current
> Hi Richard and all,
> > The transmission line current between the driver and resonator in
> > a magnifier is of extreme interest to us, but again, no good plan
> > has been devised due to the ultra high power of the arcs which
> > might instantly vaporize any instrument used to measure it.  We're
> > still thinkin' on this one.
> Well the driver is closely coupled to the primary so I would think
> that current at the earthed end should mirror that at the resonator
> feedpoint. (Y-N)?
> Malcolm


I might seem so, but I doubt it very much.  I would expect a bit less 
current on the transmission line than the earth connection to the base of 
the driver.  Without a CT of sufficient insulation, we can't be sure 

Richard Hull, TCBOR