Re: cap firing voltage scope measurements question

In a message dated 99-06-20 04:41:21 EDT, you write:

<<   John -
 >  It certainly is a mystery. To charge the cap to 840 watts (joules?) would
> require 1680 watts input! With a 1000 watt input you have over unity energy!
> Or am I misreading your test?
>   John Couture >>


I agree with Terry that there's no reason the cap charging should be
limited to 50% efficiency.  This sounds like another coiling myth.  I
believe the 840 cap-watts I'm seeing is about right for a 1kW input.
I'm using a Weston lab type wattmeter for my power measurements.

The inductive kick mechanism suggested by Malcolm and Richie,
and discussed by Terry, certainly appears in all ways to explain
the voltage rise we are seeing.

John Freau