Re: How should we measure coil efficiency

From: 	FutureT-at-aol-dot-com[SMTP:FutureT-at-aol-dot-com]
Sent: 	Saturday, July 26, 1997 3:11 PM
To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	Re: How should we measure coil efficiency

In a message dated 97-07-26 13:01:11 EDT, you write:

> I maintain that this msmt can be done during operation, with an HV probe
> and an oscilloscope.  One simply has to observe the cap voltage just before
> the gap fires.  The msmt results are quite repeatable.
> The only reason that the msmt is easier on a DC coil is because the cap
> at firing is more constant, so an RMS conversion is not necessary.
> -GL

Greg, All,

Agreed, also a sync-gap should give a pretty repeatable energy charge 
too, I would think?

John Freau