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Re: Pulse Transformer
Original poster: "Malcolm Watts by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <m.j.watts-at-massey.ac.nz>
On 16 May 2002, at 21:15, Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> I was referring to a Tesla COIL, a Tesla Transformer.
> Two (or more) Windings. Period.
> IF one adds a a cap, making a resonant _system_, matters
> are different. Commonly , the phrase 'Tesla Coil' is
> used to refer to 'two coils plus a cap'. I was using
> it (perhaps unwisely) to refer to the _coil(s)_ as such.
> The _coils_ are relatively wide band. I can see no
> difference between the coils of a Tesla system and
> a pulse transformer.
I can. The TC secondary "coil" is in fact a high Q resonator. A pulse
transformer is designed to store a minimal amount of energy
(read Q < 0.7).
> (The discussion gets REALLY interesting in the case
> of the Tesla Secondary, which lacks an explicit cap.
Both the static and (effective at resonance) capacitances of a TC
secondary can be quantified quite accurately can't they?
> I suspect this is analogous to the occasional
> discussion of secondary pre breakout (resonant)
> and post breakout (less resonant/different (higher)