In a message dated 99-07-22 04:25:43 EDT, you write:
<< 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
> 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
> Someone correct me if i'm wrong.
There could be many other reasons why one TC was more efficient
than the other, other than because one of them is a magnifier. The
efficiencies of different TC's varies a great deal in general, depending
on the design and construction.
Sounds like you guys had a GREAT Teslathon.