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Re: Does a "regulating" coil really waste energy?
Original poster: "Ed Phillips by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "Lau, Gary by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Please correct me if I'm mistaken - I thought that the secondary Q was
> unimportant since streamer "losses" drive the Q into the dirt, but that
> maximizing primary Q was still desirable?
> Gary Lau
> MA, USA
Don't think it makes any difference if it's high enough that the
inductor and/or capacitor doesn't get hot. I've run simulations with
different primary and secondary Q's and if the Q of the primary
(including loss for the gap, which I guessed at) is over 20 there is no
noticeable difference in the peak secondary voltage.