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:
>From: 	FutureT-at-aol-dot-com[SMTP:FutureT-at-aol-dot-com]
>Sent: 	Sunday, July 20, 1997 4:07 PM
>To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>Subject: 	Re: input-output, sparks and power
>>big snip>
>>The spark based method relies on a uniform spark intensity, coil to coil,
>>with subjective calibration efforts won only with experience.
>>big snip
>Richard Hull, TCBOR
>Richard, All,
>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.
> snip

>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,
>John Freau   

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