Re: Cap discharge time: was: Re:NEW break-rate/power tests


your statement is correct in these terms:

a break rate of 4 kHz will allow the capacitor to discharge less than a 2
kHz break rate. Break rates below 1 kHz will almost all allow the capacitor
to completely discharge.

Speaking about break rates below 1 kHz (those we use), high break rates
don't allow the capacitor to CHARGE enough (your power supply isn't capable
of producing enough current and the voltage drops down), while lower break
rates do allow a higher charging voltage to develop on it before the spark
gap fires  :)


tesla-at-pupman-dot-com on 05.03.99 23:00:18

To:   tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
cc:    (bcc: Marco Denicolai/MARTIS)
Subject:  Cap discharge time: was: Re:NEW break-rate/power tests

Original Poster: "Reinhard Walter Buchner" <rw.buchner-at-verbund-dot-net>


Taking this to Tesla coils:
A low break rate will allow the cap to discharge (more)
fully than a high breakrate system. Meaning the lower
bps setup might be able to transfer more power
(because the cap has the time to discharge fully).

Coiler greets from germany,