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Re: Parallel resonant DRSSTC

Original poster: Steve Ward <steve.ward@xxxxxxxxx>


The parallel resonant circuit would give the advantage of offering
higher "imaginary" current in the tank circuit, but i cant say if this
is really beneficial.  I think the real problem is the impedance match
between the primary (at 350V or so maybe) and the secondary.  Normal
SSTCs would use coupling near .5 at times to get the best performance
from them.  The higher K lowers the leakage inductance, and i believe
that has the effect of a better impedance match.  I sorta showed that
higher primary voltage helped a little, with my HVSSTC thing with the
marx-generator type switching inverters, but that was just way too
much work.

I have a feeling that more current in the primary circuit is not
really what we need for longer sparks, though i could be wrong ;-).


On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 11:27:09 -0700, Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Original poster: Sue Gaeta <sgsparky@xxxxxxxxxxx> > > Hi all, > > I was curious if anyone has ever tried designing a DRSSTC using a capacitor > in parallel with the primary rather than in series with it. If something > like that could work it would have a big advantage that the extreamly high > primary current would be between the capacitor and primary, and there would > be almost no current throgh the switching devices. > > Has anyone ever thought of something like this, or played with the idea > with simulation software? > > What would be the disadvantage of something like that? > > Sue > >