Re: The Next Coil
Sent: Monday, August 04, 1997 2:41 AM
Subject: Re: The Next Coil
In a message dated 97-08-03 15:50:17 EDT, you write:
>You'd have to draw that one for me. I can't visualize how the single
> cap bank can be charged evenly from the 3 phases, without using diodes.
> Did Tesla ever use 3 phase for powering his coils?
You may be right about needing the 3 cap banks. On page 60 in
Anderson's book "Nikola Tesla on his Work With Alternating Currents
and their Application to Wireless Telegraphy, Telephony, and
Transmission of Power", there's a picture of Tesla's 3 phase system,
which uses one rotary gap with 8 electrodes, and 3 separate cap
banks. There is no mention of how well the system worked. I seem
to remember Lou Balint mentioning something about Tesla's 3 phase
Tesla work also...I'll ask him about it.