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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>

Hi Dave,

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)
> 	resonance.)
> 	best
> 	dwp