40MHz Spark Gap Behavior

From:  Jeff Corr [SMTP:corr-at-enid-dot-com]
Sent:  Wednesday, April 15, 1998 11:32 PM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: 40MHz Spark Gap Behavior

I don't like your term energy and power here.  By my understanding, power
is defined as voltage x current.

By this, tesla coils can magnify the voltage, but can not magnify power, or

>  Don't forget that Tesla coils can magnify power but not energy. Enormous
>continuous energy in the TC requires enormous energy from the electric
>utility company. The TC cannot lose 0.2 joules (energy) with only .034
>joules to begin with unless energy is stored. However, a small amount of
>energy can produce a very large burst of power and this is what happens in a
>Tesla coil..