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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 John,

On 6 May 2002, at 7:10, Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> In a message dated 5/5/02 6:24:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> writes:
> Malcolm, Paul, all,
> An interesting test would be to increase the topload C, but
> keep the ROC the same, or even reduce it, and see what
> happens.  In all the tests I did, I increased the ROC along with
> the increased topload C.  In these tests, I found a range of
> toroid sizes which gave the same spark length.  At the low
> side of the range, the sparks were thin and active.  At the
> high edge of the C and ROC range, the sparks were thicker,
> but seemed somehow "sluggish".
> Cheers,
> John

Agree. I *love* the results when ROC is such that the coil can only 
just break out. You think not much is going to happen and the coil 
suddenly reaches out and connects with something a few feet away. 
Loud and bright with plenty of top C too. Yum  :,)