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Re: Good Idea!!: Monster Coil Fund

Hi Jim

Tx for the link I register there and find a lot of really interesting

Luc Benard

Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Jim Lux" <jimlux-at-jpl.nasa.gov>
> It's been done.. It's called a "resonant test set" and is used for HV
> testing.  Typically, an adjustable inductor and a cap is excited from the
> power line.  The inductor is tuned so that with the "device under test" in
> the circuit, the voltage is maximized.  Then, the excitation voltage is
> raised until the DUT breaks down, flashes over, or whatever.  The idea is
> that the stored energy is fairly low, and once it breaks down, the voltage
> drops (because the circuit is no longer resonant, and because the Q is
> killed by the arc).
> Check out the Haefely web page... It keeps changing every time I look at
> it, but if you search for Haefely and resonant you'll probably find the one
> you want.