Re: input-output, sparks and power
From: richard hull[SMTP:rhull-at-richmond.infi-dot-net]
Sent: Monday, July 21, 1997 1:36 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: input-output, sparks and power
At 03:10 AM 7/21/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Sent: Sunday, July 20, 1997 4:07 PM
>Subject: Re: input-output, sparks and power
>>The spark based method relies on a uniform spark intensity, coil to coil,
>>with subjective calibration efforts won only with experience.
>Richard Hull, TCBOR
>You bring up many good points, and your point above is the one of the
>most powerful arguments against the input power vs. spark length
>measurement. I should not assume that everyone wants maximum
>spark length regardless of spark brightness.
Like you said, the hardest
>thing to measure is the brightness.
>So much of coil-performance depends upon the action of the ion cloud
>and the growing of sparks that I do not think we should ignore or short-
>change this TC aspect during our measurements. This pretty much
>requires that we measure our coils in free air sparking conditions IMO.
>Overall, it is not an easy issue to solve to everyone's satisfaction. As
>you said, we can begin by measuring the efficiency of certain sections
>of the TC which may be more easily measured such as the power
>supply, etc. Equipment such as Dave Sharpe's opto-wattmeter will help.
>Onward toward the TC horizon,
I agree with you and have long stated that the ion cloud is the real source
of long sparks at any enrgy level, and systems which use this feature as a
postivie agent and manipulate it well, produce longer sparks per unit input
Richard Hull, TCBOR