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Re: Secondary

Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <davep-at-quik-dot-com>

Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "Malcolm Watts by way of Terry Fritz
<twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <m.j.watts-at-massey.ac.nz>
> Hi Bob,
> On 14 May 01, at 11:21, Tesla list wrote:
> > Original poster: "SIMMS, F R. (JSC-EV4) (LM) by way of Terry Fritz
> > <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <f.r.simms1-at-jsc.nasa.gov>
> >
> > If you look at Tesla's coils he used very few turns of heavy gauge
> > wire. The reasons he use so few turns is that the voltage goes up by
> > the Q and not the turns!!!!  The lower the resistance the higher the Q
> > and hence the higher the Voltage.  I found this out trough my friend
> > Jay Reed who found the highest tuning for a Tesla coil with
> > mathmatics. The math was varified in the lab. His coil had the exact
> > voltage and waveform his math predicted.

> > Bob

> I presume he was testing using a CW source?

	It's a fair description of Tesla's Colorado Springs coil.
	I'd call that a more or less classi Spark excited system.

	(I've disrecalled what was used at Wardenclyffe?)