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Re: Regulating coil: here's a big one!
Original poster: "Ed Phillips by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Tesla list wrote:
> > Original poster: "Lau, Gary by way of Terry Fritz
> ><twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Gary.Lau-at-hp-dot-com>
> > Let's please call these "tuning coils" - nothing is being regulated.
> I think this is a matter of semantics and purpose.
> They are not apparently automatic regulators.
> If, however Tesla, as he seems to have done, used
> them to adjust the _voltage_ to the primary, to maintain
> voltage constant against variations in load, then to
> refer to it as a regulating coil seems quite apropos.
> It is reasonably analogous to inductive regulators used
> then and now in power systems.
Remember that in a lot of cases he was "making it up as he went along"
and there weren't necessarily common terms with which he was familiar.
His descriptions (at least prior to Wardenclyffe) are usually so
accurate it's hard to misinterpret them.