Re: Lumped vs. Helical Resonator

Tesla List wrote:
> >From MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nzWed May 22 22:40:56 1996
> Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 11:05:20 +1200
> From: Malcolm Watts <MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: Lumped vs. Helical Resonator
> Hi Mark, Richard and everyone,
>                               I wonder if it might not be time to have
> a serious go at rectifying the coil output and charging a small v.
> high voltage cap (peak detection), then measuring the DC. I am
> currently considering building a CW multiplier to get near the MV
> range using EHT diodes and PCB caps. I'll have a think about
> modifying the structure to double its uses. I think  current
> limiting would have to be a key feature to avoid smoking the diodes,
> but I can't see that affecting peak measurements greatly. Any ideas?
> Malcolm
> You wrote: >
> <snip>
> > We have tried numerous schemes and methods, all have left us uneasy about
> > presenting them in our videos or even in a casual paper on the subject!
> <big snip>


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.

Richard Hull, TCBOR