Re: How should we measure coil efficiency

From: 	FutureT-at-aol-dot-com[SMTP:FutureT-at-aol-dot-com]
Sent: 	Monday, July 28, 1997 10:53 AM
To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	Re: How should we measure coil efficiency

In a message dated 97-07-28 13:53:17 EDT, you write:

<< >
> Sorry, I was thinking that a TC generating continous spark to earthed
target would 
> be loaded such that it is not operating in 'normal' mode.
> Just like that crystal oscilator circuit I was trying to make work the
other day.
> It would only work when the scope probe was attached.  The method of
> affects the outcome.
> I do like the idea of 10 strikes per minute to earthed probe as this allows
> coil to operate in the way we all intend and provides a meaningfull
> Julian Green


I think you're right...a coil giving continuous sparks will not be working
in a normal mode, the quenching will be adversely affected, less power
will be transfered to the output sparks, and the gaps will run hotter.

John Freau