Re: The Next Coil

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Sent: 	Sunday, August 03, 1997 5:03 AM
To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	Re: The Next Coil

In a message dated 97-08-03 09:29:48 EDT, you write:

<< Greg,
> However, you've compensated for this by increasing the primary circuit's
> energy. Even if the secondary voltage did get reduced, the spark output
> increased by 5', and you know what the actual secondary
> toriod:coil:divider capacitance is from the new operating frequency.
> It's not clear that there was any practical consequence of voltage drag
> down in this case, since you got significantly improved sparklength. 
> Perhaps even more interesting, if you indeed are getting microsecond
> current spiking off the top during streamer propagation, this should
> also be reflected at the bottom of your divider chain. If these are
>occuring, you should be able to measure them, and also be able to derive
> total streamer current. These current spikes, which should occur as
> streamers explosively extend their length, should be very evident in the
> divider chain current. BTW, putting the divider chain INSIDE the coil
> was a great idea!
> Safe magacoilin' to you, Greg!
> -- Bert --


Yes, it is truly a great experiment you did with the cap divider inside
the secondary coil.  This same method could be used to create the
tapped secondary with the 7.5nF cap (or whatever sized cap is needed),
this is probably what you intend if you try the tapping idea?

John Freau