In a message dated 7/20/99 11:52:19 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> I have never seen any proven efficiency benefit in magnifiers vs. normal
> TC's. They do offer certain practical benefits, for instance the driver
> be left inside a garage or Tesla lab, and the extra coil alone can be
> rolled outdoors for the production of long sparks. This may make the
> set up a little more convenient.
Even though i'm pretty new to this, i do think i have some input i
can say about this. I was fortunate enough to attend the SoCal Teslathon and
see both a Magnifier and a BIG tesla coil spit out arcs the same size using
the same exact PIG. Both coils were very impressive, but the Mag(if i
remembered my info correctly) sucked up about 75amps and threw around 10-15
foot sparks while the normal coil sucked 100amps to make the same size spark.
Someone correct me if i'm wrong.