Re: 60 vs. 30 ma

From: 	Peter Electric[SMTP:elekessy-at-macquarie.matra-dot-com.au]
Sent: 	Thursday, June 26, 1997 5:29 AM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: 60 vs. 30 ma

Tesla List wrote:
> From:   Rick Holland[SMTP:rickh-at-ghg-dot-net]
> Sent:   Monday, June 23, 1997 11:13 PM
> To:     Tesla List
> Subject:        Re: 60 vs. 30 ma
> --
> Forget rivers. We're talking electronics. The formula for attaining 63%
> of maximum charge (ie. applied VOLTAGE) in terms of time is R*C. The
> number of time constants required to approximate full charge is 3. In
> order to decrease the amount of time necessary to charge the capacitor,
> you must decrease R or C or increase voltage. In the event you increase
> voltage, the resultant 63% will be that fraction of a higher voltage.
> Increasing current and leaving all other factors even will not decrease
> charge time or increase charge per time unit.
>       Rick Holland
>       The Answer is 42

How can you possibly increase current without decreasing R? The current
from a Xformer is limited by the R of the windings. If this is decreased
the the product of R and C will indeed decrease so your cap will charge
and fire more often.


Peter E