Measurements using field probe
From: D.C. Cox [SMTP:DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net]
Sent: Friday, July 03, 1998 11:33 AM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Measurements using field probe
Wouldn't the peak potential be the same with either TC or VDGRF? I used an
electrostatic generating field mill voltmeter and measured the peaks with
similar results to that predicted by the SQR Ls/Lp equation. Comments.
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> Subject: Measurements using field probe
> Date: Thursday, July 02, 1998 9:49 PM
> From: John H. Couture [SMTP:couturejh-at-worldnet.att-dot-net]
> Sent: Thursday, July 02, 1998 2:01 PM
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> Subject: Re: Measurements using field probe
> Terry, All -
> Your experiments on measuring the voltage on the TC secondary terminal
> interesting and instructive. I thought you would be interested in tests I
> did several years ago to check the voltage on the Morris and Lee 250 KV
> De Graaff generator. I got 241 KV which was close enough. This is
> but not exactly what you are doing.
> The VDG generator charges a terminal with DC not AC like a Tesla coil.
> charged object in space can be detected in two ways, either by the
> it produces or by the force it produces. These tests require two
> methods and two different equations. The potential varies directly as the
> distance and the force varies as the square of the distance.
> To detect the potential of the charged VDG terminal I used a 2 inch dia
> brass door knob connected to an electrostatic voltmeter. The setup and
> calculations are simple but electrostatic units are used which are not
> familiar to most coilers. The equation is:
> Stat Volts = Stat Coulombs/cm
> This equation has the advantage that it combines the three important
> parameters, that is, volts, coulombs, and distance. This equation tells
> that the charged object (statcoulombs) produces a potential (statvolts)
> certain distance (CM). The electrostatic potential varies directly as
> distance and can easily be found for any distance from the object with
> electrostatic voltmeter. Note that this test is not the same as the radio
> field strength meter test.
> The details on using electrostatic units can be found in electrical
> engineering handbooks and physics texts.
> John Couture