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Re: SSTC does 10 foot sparks
Original poster: FutureT-at-aol-dot-com
In a message dated 6/22/04 3:52:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>The way i see it is, i havent blown the 20A fuse yet and ive had several
>long runs so far (telling me it likely isnt pulling more than 20A). Other
>thing is that my coil slightly beats Freau's spark length formula... well
>this makes perfect sense, no gap losses (and i will tell you, my power
>components arent wasting much at all, they run cold to the touch).
Your SSTC results are truly fantastic and have progressed much
faster than I ever expected. It makes sense that the losses are lower
than in a spark gap TC. A good spark gap TC in the larger sizes can
spark length inches = 2*sqrt input watts
The 1.7* figure that I usually use is a good average figure for
efficient coils but since larger coils tend to be more efficient, they
can reach a higher coefficient figure.
Some 20A breakers can supply somewhat more than 20 amps for awhile.
I point all this out just to fill in the picture a little.
>So i guess whats most important to me (and likely many others) is that you
>can get 11 foot sparks (i hit 11'4" the other night) on a 20A 240V line
>without popping breakers and without a pig.