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

Original poster: "John Couture" <johncouture-at-bellsouth-dot-net> 

Matt -

I don't know how we ever got to circuit breakers but check my replies to
Gerry and Steve. Only three numbers are needed from a coilers tests for
comparing TC'c. Input wattage, number of sparks in one second, and spark
  The input wattage and the number of sparks in one second can both be
varied. However, the calcs have to be adjusted so these changes are taken
into consideration.

I agree there are problems with this method of comparing TC's. But you have
to admit it does make finding the input energy for a particular spark more
accurate than what we now have for the random spark.

This is not a compromise. This is a completely different solution to the
problem. Do you have any ideas on how the method can be improved?

John Couture


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
To: <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: power v energy measurements, was Re: SSTC does 10 foot sparks

 > 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
 > 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
 > breaker.
 > 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
 > of coils (lightweight, middleweight, heavyweight), or (Formula I, Formula
 > II. etc.) so that coils would compete only in their own "power class" as
 > many other sports.
 > 6) The person producing the longest witnessed spark (2 or more
 > unpaid witnesses) under these test conditions, is DEFINED by ACCLIMATION
 > 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
 > problem." James Fletcher, Case Tech, 1962