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Re: Superiority of the magnifier
In a message dated 6/1/00 9:34:05 PM Pacific Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> It seems to me that the main advantage comes from the huge coupling
> between the primary and secondary coils. This means a great deal more of
> power is making it to the spark than is in a regular two coil system.
Although the coupling is tight between the primary and secondary,
this means nothing, because the "overall" coupling or effective coupling
of a magnifier is still loose.
> There are
> plenty of claims that support the "de-coupled" theory, saying the the
> of mutual inductance between the extra coil and the rest of the system
> the difference. It may make a difference. It may make a big difference. I
> certainly believe from my experiences that most of the gain comes the the
> higher coupling.
The coupling is not really higher. If there's any benefit from a magnifier,
it would be gained by following Antonio's formulas which permit all the
energy to be captured in the extra coil at one time.
> What does eveybody else think? I sure hope I haven't stepped on anyone's
In typical magnifiers that have been built, there is no advantage
efficiency-wise. There are some possible layout advantages, for
instance the magnifier may fit into a smaller building, etc.