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Re: A question from way out on the fringe...

Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <FutureT-at-aol-dot-com>

In a message dated 5/3/02 7:45:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com

> Here's the question~
> What would happen if someone used the output from a 'normal' TC, as a driving
> voltage for a rediculously large 'Super TC'?


Since of the output of a TC depends mostly on total power
input, such a scheme won't work.  The basic way to get 
longer sparks is to increase the input power, or reduce losses.

I like to use the equation:

  spark length (inches) = 1.7*sqrt input power (watts)

This equation works well for "efficient" TC's