Re: Lumped vs. Helical Resonator

Hi Richard,
            On the subject of measurement you replied....

> We are currently working on special rectification ideas for TCs, but I 
> don't believe for one minute that a rectifier/filter loaded TC will 
> really give a peak voltage equivalent to that of normal discharge 
> through air.

I realize that for the first shot or two the coil will be detuned. But
as the rectifier fed cap attains a charge, it presents less and less 
loading as the conduction angle for the rectifiers changes. I guess 
also its capacitance relative to the terminal capacitance is going to 
have some effect. A lot obviously depends on the measuring capacitor 
leakage, but I think that can be overcome. Anything more I should