IS *EVERY* TC A MAGNIFIER?
From: Robert W. Stephens [SMTP:rwstephens-at-headwaters-dot-com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 1998 11:10 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: IS *EVERY* TC A MAGNIFIER?
> From: Thomas McGahee [SMTP:tom_mcgahee-at-sigmais-dot-com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 1998 10:42 AM
> To: Tesla List
> Subject: IS *EVERY* TC A MAGNIFIER?
Fr. Tom, wrote,
> A good TC design might entail a closer coupled
> primary/base SEGMENT of what we normally think of as the secondary.
> In the classic TC we have not spent enough thought on this. A
> better model for the TC might be a primary/secondary driver segment
> with really heavy duty characteristics immediately connected to
> the extra coil resonator section ON THE SAME FORM. The base would
> be heavy duty and enclosed by a close-coupled primary.
> The top of the driver
> secondary would connect to the extra coil segment by first going
> up several turns with very wide spacing and then quickly going
> into the usual tight wound geometry.
>The top segment (the 'extra' coil) would be effectively de-coupled
>from the magnetic field.
You have just described _exactly_ the concept I came up with about two
years ago which I dubbed the 'Stephens Coaxial Magnifier'. I and
Malcolm Watts discussed it quite some time ago off-list.
I think it represents a terrific fine tuning of the basic classical Tesla coil
Now that the cat's out of the bag, do I just imagine or actually
hear the word 'Contest'? : )
Robert W. Stephens
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