Re: Tank Capacitance: what is the limit

Subject:  Re: Tank Capacitance: what is the limit
  Date:   Thu, 24 Apr 1997 16:46:23 -0400 (EDT)
  From:   Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com
    To:   tesla-at-pupman-dot-com

In a message dated 97-04-24 08:09:39 EDT, you write:

 You can. However, the more capacitance you add, the less primary coil 
 you will have. The Q of the primary will depend more and more heavily 
 on the quality of the conductor used to make it. Also, for the same 
 cap voltage your gap losses will increase as the primary currents 
 become heavier (equivalent to losing Q). Also, the loading on the 
 transformer becomes heavier. To charge a larger cap quickly needs 
 less current limiting - something that is difficult to adjust with a 
 My 2 cents,


I agree.  As the capacitor gets larger, larger and more expensive
current rating) transfromers will be required.  As the capacitor gets
the primary must get smaller to maintain resonance.  From my experience,
small primaries are not very efficient.

Ed Sonderman