Re: Off-axis primary inductance

to:  Mike

The "large sphere" was not very large and not capable of properly handling
the 2-3 megavolts his oscillator was producing.  For the large diameter
coil he was running and the high input power levels, he output was
extremely poor both potential wise and spark length wise.  The elevated
sphere was only a meter in diameter.  The large toroid shield was a
separate entity and designed to keep his roof from catching on fire ---- an
event the happened earlier in his researches.  He was also plagued with
poor grounds in the hard, dry, Colorado soil --- a problem he spent
consider time and energies trying to compensate for.  He was aware of these
problems but unfortunately his oscillator was really much larger than his
structure could properly accomodate.  By todays standards he needed a
toroid or sphere similar to his later Wardenclyffe terminal.


> From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: Off-axis primary inductance
> Date: Sunday, November 29, 1998 11:41 AM
> Original Poster: Hollmike-at-aol-dot-com 
> In a message dated 11/28/98 7:23:09 PM Mountain Standard Time,
> tesla-at-pupman-dot-com writes:
> > Actually,  Tesla got pretty poor sparks in Colorado (for the power
> >  expended).  They were quite often thin and whispy and the longest
sparks on
> >  an average run rarely exceeded 15 feet, but on rare occassions he
might get
> > a
> >  20 footer.  As I note in my book on the CSN,  Tesla, by his own
> > in
> >  his own notes, never more than twice hit 30 feet of output spark
> >  line point-to-point).
> Richard,
>      Correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding is that Tesla was NOT
> trying to make big sparks.  He was trying to generate incredibly high
> for power/intelligence transmission (the sparks would cause loss of this
> energy for transmission of power).  Is this not why he had the large
> that could be raised through the roof to allow higher voltages to be
> without discharge(or at least minimize them)?  The sparks, then, would
act as
> a safety valve if the voltage got too high.
> Mike