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Re: power v energy measurements, was Re: SSTC does 10 foot sparks

Original poster: "Steven Ward" <srward16-at-hotmail-dot-com> 

Sounds great! hahahaha!!!

Terry, get to work on those calibrated breakers for us ;)


>From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>Subject: Re: power v energy measurements, was Re: SSTC does 10 foot
>Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 16:51:04 -0600
>Original poster: Mddeming-at-aol-dot-com
>In a message dated 6/25/04 1:58:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
>tesla-at-pupman-dot-com writes:
> >Before we can go any further this type of test should be
> >understood and approved by the majority of coilers.
>How's this for "standards"?
>1) We DEFINE "The Prime circuit breaker" to be a particular size, make and 
>model. It is given into the care of an eminently reputable coiler (like Terry).
>2) All "standard" circuit breakers are calibrated against this one, 
>numbered and issued. These are to be recalibrated on an annual schedule.
>3) Using a standard breaker as the sole supply, each coiler measures the 
>longest sparks that can be generated by his/her coil without tripping the 
>4) This way the coils become "black boxes" with the only parameters being 
>line voltage and current in, and spark length out.
>5) There would need to be a set of different "primes" for different 
>classes of coils (lightweight, middleweight, heavyweight), or (Formula I, 
>Formula II. etc.) so that coils would compete only in their own "power 
>class" as in many other sports.
>6) The person producing the longest witnessed spark (2 or more 
>non-related, unpaid witnesses) under these test conditions, is DEFINED by 
>ACCLIMATION to have the most efficient coil. etc.
>This could, of course, devolve into "sanctioned events" in which case it 
>would be more of a sport than science, but I suspect that for many (not 
>all) coilers, bragging rights is the only thing of interest, and for them, 
>it's already devolved into a sport.
>Matt D.
>"A compromise is an arrangement which solves everything except the 
>original problem." James Fletcher, Case Tech, 1962