Re: Power versus Spark Length

From: 	Tesla List[SMTP:tesla-at-stic-dot-net]
Sent: 	Friday, July 25, 1997 8:11 AM
To: 	'Tesla List'
Subject: 	Re: Power versus Spark Length

From: 	Edward V. Phillips[SMTP:ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu]
Sent: 	Thursday, July 24, 1997 2:27 PM
To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	Re: Power versus Spark Length

"Thanks -- I agree that 'arc sculpting' is as much of an art as it is science.

The folly of trying to define a Figure of Merit for TC's is rapidly becoming
apparent to me -- every coil designer will have their own measuremt standards,
and achieving any consensus would be like trying to herd cats in a thunderstorm.

At this point I would like to back away from my previous Figure of Merit and
suggest the following:

GOODNESS = (Total Fun Integral) / (Breaker Rating of Wall Socket)

The fun integral could be measured, for instance, by integrating the output
of an applause meter over a 10 second averaging period.


	First sensible comment on the subject for days!!! Right on!!!