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Re: Terry's DRSSTC - Controller Experiment

Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie" <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

That's my other problem, you guys seem to have bottomless pockets when it comes to hobby expenditures!!! Digital scope indeed! Only in my wildest dreams! My wife is already about to lynch me for the couple hundred I have dropped on my electronics habit. She did let me finish purchasing my parts for my Tesla Coil for Xmas, so I can't complain too much. Also, she gave me a really nice digital multi-meter that measures up to 20A DC and measures capacitance to boot.
Paul Brodie
Think Positive

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From: "Tesla list" <<mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 7:19 PM
Subject: RE: Terry's DRSSTC - Controller Experiment

> Original poster: "Steve Conner" <<mailto:steve.conner@xxxxxxxxxxx>steve.conner@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >this is somewhat depressing to me.
> >It is as if you have taken "the magic" out of Tesla Coils.
> LOL! Yes I agree. Whenever I see something that I like, I get obsessed with
> trying to understand how it works, and if I eventually do get to understand
> it, it just isn't interesting any more. That is a funny feeling, it's almost
> like you destroy what you want by trying to get it, and the harder you try,
> the sooner it's gone. Like that Greek dude with the magic fruit tree.
> Terry has been personally responsible for laying waste to huge swathes of
> Tesla coiling such as the various transmission line myths we just argued at
> length. Once we find a way to model streamer loading, that's Tesla coiling
> completely ruined and it'll be time to move on and take the fun out of
> another field!
> Obviously this is a personal thing. If _I_ figure out how to model streamer
> loading with ATP or whatever, it shouldn't make the hobby any less
> fascinating to anyone else.
> Note: ATP (Alternative Transients Program) also known as EMTP, is a circuit
> simulator like PSpice but free. And you can define your own models
> arbitrarily (you stick in your own code that gets executed at every
> timestep) which IMO makes it a good choice for modelling a Tesla coil
> connected to realistic DRSSTC controller and dynamic streamer growth models.
> <http://www.emtp.org/>http://www.emtp.org/
> However I decided to go down the experimental route with my new digital
> scope instead :P
> Steve Conner