Re: The Next Coil

From: 	Greg Leyh[SMTP:lod-at-pacbell-dot-net]
Sent: 	Sunday, August 03, 1997 1:10 PM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: The Next Coil

Tesla List wrote:

> > 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!
> 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?

The reactive current in the (7.5nF) coupling cap will be very different
than the base current in the dividing chain, so the coupling cap would
probably have to be considered separately.  Perhaps the tap point could
be chosen to compensate for this?