[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

*To*: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx*Subject*: Re: uestion*From*: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 08:08:08 -0600*Delivered-to*: chip@pupman.com*Delivered-to*: tesla@pupman.com*Old-return-path*: <teslalist@twfpowerelectronics.com>*Resent-date*: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 08:10:32 -0600 (MDT)*Resent-from*: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx*Resent-message-id*: <C7zbJB.A.2pD.gs8XCB@poodle>*Resent-sender*: tesla-request@xxxxxxxxxx

Original poster: "Gerald Reynolds" <gerryreynolds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Ben,

Original poster: "Medina, Benjamin (UMR-Student)" <bamxbb@xxxxxxx>

1. When tuning (at low power and with a target next to the toroid) is there a max spark length one can get? Is there a mathematical equation for this? I've seen the following eqn, but I imagine it does not apply to the sparks obtained when tuning your TC.

spark length (inches) = 1.7* input power (watts)

I think you mean 1.7 * sqrt (real input power - watts)

2. We know that the important thing on the toroid is for the surface to be smooth. If there are rough spots or small openings on the Al duct, we'll see streamers radiating out from there instead of other places, correct?

Where I am going is, can I control how the streamers spark out (pattern)? For example; from a lot random sparks at random locations on the toroid, to a few large sparks at certain locations on the toroid, to one big spark on one "main" spot on the toroid.

3. With the NST connected in parallel to the SG (rest of the ckt components disconnected), what happens to the both components if I keep increasing the input voltage to the NST more and more and more (as I turn turn the knob on the variac) once the gap has fired across? I am asking before I try this, in case something might blow up. :-)

4. Do the losses in my wiring diminish the voltage at the topload? In other words, if I have shorter wires can I get to see longer streamers?

5. This is regarding when the air across the gap ionizes. What is the overall effect if I do not have a muffin/blower fan across my gap? The temperature will be high and will it try to complete the ckt all the time?

Good luck Ben,

Gerry R.

- Prev by Date:
**RE: This Hobby's Expensive -** - Next by Date:
**Re: Movie of Wendover Coil Vs USAF test model aircraft.** - Previous by thread:
**Re: uestion** - Next by thread:
**Re: uestion** - Index(es):