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Re: SSTC theory

Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net> 

Tesla list wrote:
 > Original poster: "Steve Conner" <steve.conner-at-optosci-dot-com>
 >  >So, in this network the primary and secondary circuits are -not-
 >  >tuned to the same frequency!
 >  >The driving frequency is the resonant frequency of the secondary
 >  >circuit alone. The primary circuit is tuned to a slightly lower
 >  >frequency. Strange, but true.
 > Interesting. This matches with experimental results. The ISSTC people found
 > that the primary has to be tuned ~15% lower. I thought it was streamer
 > loading but..
 > Steve C.

	True for any tuned coupling network of this configuration, such as
coupling of a tuned transmitter output to a tuned load.  Of course,
there's streamer loading too.