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Re: SSTC theory

Original poster: "Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz" <acmdq-at-uol-dot-com.br> 

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..

Probably a combination of the two things. In the ideal case what
happens is that at one side the tuning is with the "magnetizing
inductance" of the transformer, and at the other with the "leakage
inductance". With this, for a single frequency excitation, the
reactances disappear.

Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz