Re: Ok.. acronym time
Even (sage) readers of this list (sometimes) are bogged down
with TMSA (too many simple acronyms.) I've always beleived
in the KISS (keep it simple stupid) principle. Thanks again for
CTA (clearing the air.)
> Date: Sun, 11 Jul 1999 11:59:28 -0600
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: Ok.. acronym time
> From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Original Poster: Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>
> Hi Michael and All,
> MMC = Many Mini Capacitors
> = Multiple Mini Capacitors
> This is basically just using around 100+ small high voltage poly caps put
> together in series and parallel to produce a single high voltage high
> current cap useful in Tesla coils. It has many advantages such as cost,
> ease of construction, availability of parts, and it can be built to be very
> EMMC = Enhanced Multiple Mini Cap
> = Experimental Multi Mini Cap
> This one uses as few as possible mini caps that are run over their voltage
> and current ratings. Hopefully, such a cap would give acceptable life and
> save a lot of money over a truly well designed cap.
> EEMMC = Experimental Enhanced Multi Mini Cap
> This is a cap that may have very few mini caps in it. It is basically used
> for destructive testing. Sort of a test bed to determine what failure
> modes MMCs can fail in and to study the characteristics of those failures.
> LTR = Larger Than Resonant
> A cap or Tesla coil system that uses large value caps (~2x) than would
> normally be used in a current limited transformer Tesla coil. My LTR coil
> uses a 28nF cap with a single 15kV/60mA transformer. LTR coils do not
> stress the neon transformers but can produce much more output power. They
> need rotary sync gaps to operate properly.
> IK = Inductive Kick
> The effect LTR coils use to charge large value caps with relatively low
> current transformers.
> Hopefully that covers the recent acronyms...
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