Re: How should we measure coil efficiency
Sent: Monday, July 28, 1997 10:53 AM
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
> be loaded such that it is not operating in 'normal' mode.
> Just like that crystal oscilator circuit I was trying to make work the
> 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.