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Re: Big top loads
I have two toroids (one is a standard toroid, the other is filled in).
Regarding performance, I have noticed no difference. Capacitance is the same as
a standard donut toroid. The smoothness, diameter, and ROC are the critical
elements of the design, just as with any top load.
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Alan Sharp" <AlanSharp-at-compuserve-dot-com>
> Greetings all,
> I'm looking at building a much larger topload for
> my coil, and I was considering moving away from
> to toriod to a disc shape (a filled in toroid if you like)
> ()----() becomes (PLATES)
> So I will still have the outer curviture to hold back
> the breakout.
> Am I right in thinking:
> firstly that the capacitance of this disc will be almost
> the same as for a toriod of the same dimensions?
> secondly the disc will electrostatically shield the
> the secondary exactly as a toriod would?
> Alan Sharp (UK)