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Re: Current in the Coil -
Original poster: "Ed Phillips by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "David Thomson by way of Terry Fritz
> Hi Dave L.,
> Thanks for the link. That's quite an input, 2800A! The peak current in the
> Electrum secondary was 61A. Do you know what kind of secondary coil cooling
> mechanism they used, if at all?
> Dave T.
It's easy to figure the peak current in the primary. It's just the
peak capacitor voltage divided by the sqrt(L/C) of the primary. For
example, if the primary capacitance is 0.01 ufd, the resonant frequency
is 200 kHz and the peak charging voltage is 15000, the peak current will
be about 188 amps. The RMS current will be a lot less, depending on the
Q of the primary and the spark rate.