Re: A 20 kV DC tank supply

tesla-at-pupman-dot-com on 08.12.98 07:01:10

To:   tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
cc:    (bcc: Marco Denicolai/MARTIS)
Subject:  Re: A 20 kV DC tank supply

>Original Poster: "D.C. Cox" <DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net>

>to: Marco

>With a coil of this design 450-480 pps (bks/sec) usually provide optimum
>energy levels for powerful and bright discharges.  I was wondering why you
>prefer to go to 800 pps as the sparks will be much thinner and
>streamer-like?  ---- certainly not as appealing to the eye.

If I were able to use the DC power I plan to build, I could feed the
primary coil at 800 pps with the same amount of energy for each pulse.
Thus, why I would get thinner sparks at 800 pps?