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Re: Q Re: Directions for tesla coil research

Original poster: "Malcolm Watts by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <m.j.watts-at-massey.ac.nz>

Hi Dave,

On 7 May 2002, at 8:26, Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> > Something I forgot to mention about all of this.  There is unloaded Q,
> > and loaded Q.  I assume that once the air starts to break down, you are
> > in the realm of loaded Q.
> 	I'd have thought there were multiple sorts of loaded
> 	Q:
> 		pre breakout (corona loading)
> 		Post breakout Streamer/spark loading
> 	Or am i missing something?
> 	best
> 	dwp

Agree - but for all intents and purposes, the pre breakout loading is 
so light it hardly counts. Even air streamers don't load the coil 
that heavily. Things change radically for solid arcs though.