# Re: 60 vs. 30 ma

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From: 	Peter Electric[SMTP:elekessy-at-macquarie.matra-dot-com.au]
Sent: 	Monday, June 30, 1997 6:18 AM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: 60 vs. 30 ma

Tesla List wrote:
>
> From:   Alfred A. Skrocki[SMTP:alfred.skrocki-at-cybernetworking-dot-com]
> Sent:   Thursday, June 26, 1997 2:21 PM
> To:     Tesla List
> Subject:        Re: 60 vs. 30 ma
>
> On Monday, June 23, 1997 3:11 PM Dan Engle
> [SMTP:DEngle-at-NJAOST.ML-dot-com] wrote;
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> > I'm not trying to beat a dead-horse here, but I'm trying to see this in
> > layman's terms.  Feel free to correct me...  If you say that current is
> > the quantity of electrons(for example, the size of a river-i.e. the
> > bigger the more water) and voltage is the "pressure"(the speed),
>
> Pressure and speed are totally different and unrelated things!
>
> > then wouldn't increasing either basically charge the capacitor faster?
> > Wouldn't doubling the current(increasing the size of the river) or
> > increasing the voltage(increasing the flow of the water) have the same
> > effect?
>
> NO! Perhaps a different analogy will clarify things. Try thinking of
> electricity as a gas and the amount of gas is the current and the
> pressure of the gas is the voltage. Using this analogy a capacitor
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Whether you think of current as being like a river, a gas or something
else, the plain facts are that a given capacitor will discharge across a
given static gap (not a rotary) at about twice the rate when connected
to two 15Kv 30Ma tranies as opposed to one.

I have tried it on a .015 Cap on my TC numerous times and it definately
works. If you don't believe me, try it!

Cheers, Peter E.

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