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Re: Sparklength inquiry
At 05:32 PM 9/23/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Original Poster: Greg Leyh <lod-at-pacbell-dot-net>
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>> Original Poster: "John H. Couture" <couturejh-at-worldnet.att-dot-net>
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>> Bart, Greg -
>>
>> I agree the equation (Vs/1000/65)^1.43 is not correct. It should be
>> (Vs/65000)^1.43 where Vs is the secondary volts or
>> (KVs/65)^1.43 where KVs is the secondary kilovolts.
>
>The revised equation is also incomplete, since it still does not
>account for the effects of BPS on spark length, which are significant.
>
>
>> To my knowledge this is the best equation presently available for TC
>> spark length. It will probably change when more accurate data from
>coilers becomes available. It appears to be working well at present.
>
>Except that the equation blows up completely if the break rate is
>altered. This should be fixed.
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>
>-GL
>www.lod-dot-org
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Greg -
Not true. Note that the Vs is a function of BPS in the equation
Vs = sqrt(2 watts/(Cs BPS))
The spark lengths are for controlled sparks. Streamer sparks can be 2 to
3 times longer depending on the guestimate of the coiler.
John Couture
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