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Re: In vs. Out
From: FutureT-at-aol-dot-com[SMTP:FutureT-at-aol-dot-com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 1997 3:29 AM
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Re: In vs. Out
In a message dated 97-07-29 03:02:21 EDT, you write:
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> I would like to suggest that rather than being held of a measure of
> resistance (which as we all know is continuously changing), spark
> brightness is a pretty good measure of current to a first order
> approximation. Length might be seen as the "sustaining" voltage for
> an arc. The product of the two would give a first order power
> approximation. This is only going to work for optimal loading however.
> Long air streamers are quite dim by comparison and a lot of energy is
> wasted in the gap under this condition. However, a summation of these
> spark parameters at _both_ ends of the system could be useful as a
> total in-system power approximation.
> ???
> Malcolm
Malcolm,
I like this idea, but how will we obtain optimal loading? Still it could
give
us useful information.
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