Re: Power versus Spark Length
From: Greg Leyh[SMTP:lod-at-pacbell-dot-net]
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 1997 2:49 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Power versus Spark Length
Tesla List wrote:
> From: John H. Couture[SMTP:couturejh-at-worldnet.att-dot-net]
> >From: Malcolm Watts[SMTP:MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz]
> >> From: John H. Couture[SMTP:couturejh-at-worldnet.att-dot-net]
> >> 2. Increasing/decreasing the secondary coil inductance would
> >> increase/decrease the spark length.
> Because of Vs = Ls di/dt
If you believe that di/dt remains constant while changing Ls, then
why not make Ls as large as possible?
Regarding Vs, I believe that if one applies Occam's Razor to the
problem, a simple equation ultimately determines the output voltage:
Energy in Csec = (energy in Cpri) X (coil efficiency)
The _only_ assumption that this equation relies upon is that energy
is always conserved. Given that E = 1/2 CV^2, the output voltage
immediately follows from this equation.