Re: Tesla Magnifier

Hi Michael,

	The person you want to talk to is Cabbot Sanders
'cabbot-at-mad.scientist-dot-com'.  He knows more about this than anyone...



>At 04:58 PM 05/05/2000 -0500, you wrote: 
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: Michael Novak 
>To: Tesla List 
>Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 8:54 PM
>Subject: Tesla Magnifier
>Hello everyone,
>    I've read Bert Pool's paper on tesla magnifiers and, instead of 
>answering questions I had, it brought up all new ones.  Could someone 
>explain to me (or point me to a good resource) how tesla magnifiers work and 
>how I could make one.  Tesla magnifiers seem more conventional than 
>conventional tesla coils (still with me?).  Anywhoo, I would like to built a 
>really nice small model simply to demonstrate the principle.  Could anyone 
>help me out?
>Thank you,
>                                            -Michael
>This message must have been deleted or something, so I thought I'd send it 
>through again.    
>Since I wrote this I've been reading abould ball lightning.  More 
>specifically, Corum's ball lightning paper.  He says that ball lightning 
>(reffered to as BL later on) was the result of a higher frequency imposed on 
>a lower frequency coil.  If this is true, than there's another reason tesla 
>saw BL more than us.  He used an extra coil in most of his coils. From what 
>I read on Bert Pool's paper, the secondary coil and extra coil have two 
>different frequencies. Therefore, if the extra coil was allowed to arc to 
>the secondary coil, the faster voltage rise of the extra coil should release 
>the energy of the secondary coil before it is able to reach its peak voltage 
>and a burst of enery should result.  
>Another thing I was thinking about is: if a transformer (nst, mot, pig, 
>etc...) has a primary frequency of 60 Hz, and a magnifier extra coil is 
>suposed to be 1/4 the frequency of the primary coil, could you use an extra 
>coil to magnify the voltage of an ordinary transformer? 
>Anyhow, if you haven't already, read Bert Pool's paper on magnifiers and 
>Corum's paper on BL