Re: Magnifiers

In a message dated 7/20/99 11:52:19 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
tesla-at-pupman-dot-com writes:

> 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.
 Hi all,
	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.