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Re: NSTand PT replacement xmfrs
Original poster: "Eastern Voltage Research Corporation" <dhmccauley-at-easternvoltageresearch-dot-com>
The discussion is not meant to favor one type of coil over another and is
not meant to be
competitive in nature. Its merely stating the exciting new direction that
SSTCs are moving in.
> Hey guys
> This discussion has no point.
> It is a hobby not a competition.
> In any time will be some of us that will be attracted
> by the old fashion things and some of us able to
> understand and push away the new techologies. Imagine
> that even in our days are poeple that build Whimshurst
> machines, just for their own pleasure../and damn, they
> look really good.
> The tesla field is not strictly spark lenght related,
> it is linked with the beauty of great old ages.:-))
> --- Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:
> > Original poster: "Eastern Voltage Research
> > Corporation" <dhmccauley-at-easternvoltageresearch-dot-com>
> > > Perhaps also significant (to some of the over-40
> > crowd) is the aesthetic.
> > A
> > > plastic monolith PSU does not appeal to everyone,
> > just as sailplane
> > > enthusiasts don't often use rocket-assist
> > take-off, and most model-T
> > owners
> > > do not have turbochargers on their toys.
> > YES! But . . .
> > A traditional tesla coil complete with high voltage
> > transformer, high
> > voltage capacitors, big rotary spark gap
> > *LOOKS* like it will throw out huge arcs. Just like
> > a Frankenstein movie!
> > But when you can generate almost seven foot arcs
> > from a dinky little set-up
> > consisting of a single electrolytic capacitor
> > and a PCB board with a few pieces of silicon on it
> > powered off the line. . .
> > NOW THATS IMPRESSIVE!
> > Then again, when you hear Ed Wingate powering up his
> > rotary spark gap
> > complete with high powered squirrel cage fans, and
> > see those monstrous
> > arcs eminate from his magnifier - NOW THAT IS VERY
> > IMPRESSIVE!
> > Again, I'm not saying that spark gap coils are dead
> > or obsolete. I'm merely
> > saying that SSTC coils are heading into a very
> > exciting and positive
> > direction and the future looks very bright for them.
> > Dan