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*To*: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com*Subject*: RE: Tesla Coil Blunders*From*: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>*Date*: Sun, 08 Apr 2001 15:54:21 -0600*Resent-Date*: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 16:12:55 -0600*Resent-From*: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com*Resent-Message-ID*: <lcWcG.A.aGD.kJO06-at-poodle>*Resent-Sender*: tesla-request-at-pupman-dot-com

Original poster: "Malcolm Watts by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <m.j.watts-at-massey.ac.nz> John, I think words such as blundering are close to insinuating incompetence and I for one, take objection.The figures I plugged into your equation were entirely reasonable and taken from a coil that works. Check your maths - there is an error in it. On 6 Apr 01, at 12:19, Tesla list wrote: > Original poster: "John H. Couture by way of Terry Fritz > <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <couturejh-at-worldnet.att-dot-net> > > > Malcolm - > > It appears the resonant frequency equation is beginning to reveal some > of it's secrets. Most coilers take this equation for granted not > realizing that it has some interesting properties for the Tesla coil. > One of those properties is that if the R is large enough you will end > up with a square root of a negative number. As I say in the TCC Guide > that shows this equation when the R is large enough there will be no > resonant frequency. This would probably never occur with TC operation, > however, some R value is always present in the TC system when > operating. The R is normally small enough and can be ignored with > signal generator low power tests. But how about the R when the TC is > operational? Are coilers blundering in this matter. > > With the operational secondary circuit the R includes all losses plus > the load. The load during operation includes streamers, corona, > radiation, etc. It is obvious that the load can present a large > variety of conditions during operation. Researching these conditions > could help obtain better output from the TC system. One exception is > when sparks to ground occur which is a direct shorting of the > secondary circuit to ground. This means that tests would be made only > with (small streamers?) and not strikes to ground. > > For the above to have any significance the following question must be > answered. Does the resonant frequency reduce when the TC is > operational compared to the low power signal generator measurements? > If it does how does it affect the R of the resonant frquency equation? Chicken or egg? Which? Are you saying a drop in frequency affects R or that R effects a drop in frequency? Be absolutely clear what you are saying. R does not increase if there is no output discharge of any sort. In fact, it is liable to decrease in the ground path. The loaded Q of 10 I gave incorporates attached streamer loading and is a typical figure measured by myself and others. > These are difficult tests to make with resonable precision (+/- 1%?) > and maybe standard test methods should be set up so the test results > are more coordinated. In the past the few tests of this type that have > been made have given conflicting results. > > John Couture All I can say is that appeals to mysticism and disregard for that which you do not understand has no place in scientific enquiry. Sorry to be so pointed but you threw the gaulntlet down. Malcolm

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