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Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <FutureT-at-aol-dot-com>
In a message dated 5/14/01 1:49:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Original poster: "SIMMS, F R. (JSC-EV4) (LM) by way of Terry Fritz
> uswest-dot-net>" <f.r.simms1-at-jsc.nasa.gov>
> The Tesla is a surge generator and not a common transformer. That is why
> need the lowest resistance you can get for the secondary to have the
> Q and therefore the highest voltage. Few turns with heavy wire.
Although this is a popular view, using few turns of heavy secondary
wire will demand that few turns of primary wire is used also. Such
a design increases the spark gap losses, and in my work, reduced
the spark length.