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*To*: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com*Subject*: Re: power v energy measurements, was Re: SSTC does 10 foot sparks*From*: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>*Date*: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 06:37:02 -0600*Resent-Date*: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 06:40:52 -0600*Resent-From*: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com*Resent-Message-ID*: <B0oCq.A.5gF.QBs3AB-at-poodle>*Resent-Sender*: tesla-request-at-pupman-dot-com

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 length. 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 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 > 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 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 > > >

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