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Re: SSTC does 10 foot sparks
Original poster: "Eastern Voltage Research Corporation" <dhmccauley-at-easternvoltageresearch-dot-com>
I agree wholeheartedly.
> I really do not know why this is such a issue:
> Power= work (or energy transfer) per unit time:
> P = dW / dt
> Energy= the theoretical maximum amount of work that can
> be obtained from a system: the joule.
> The coilers here, for the most part, are not concerned
> with semantics, just how long the spark is -vs- when
> the breaker trips ;-O But when Steve says he hasn't
> triped the 20 amp breaker, that really doesn't mean
> much. The breakers can see much greater than rated
> current for short periods of time, and it doesn't
> account for the resistance to the coil...
> But John, I seem to remember a time when you didn't
> want the "un-holy" subjects of VTTC's and SSTC's even
> discused on this list ;-)
> David Trimmell
> On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 20:14:13 -0600, "Tesla list" wrote:
> > Original poster: "John Couture"
> > <johncouture-at-bellsouth-dot-net>
> > Don't feel bad. This power/energy battle has been
> > on for a long time
> > on the List. The problem is still in much of todays
> > literature. For example
> > I was just reading about power on the internet and it
> > mentioned power
> > consumption. On the surface this sounds OK. However,
> > power is like volts or
> > amps and to say these paremeters are consumed doesn't
> > make sense. But energy
> > is a quantity of electricity and this can be consumed.
> > John Couture