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RE: 3 phase converting

Original poster: Harvey Norris <harvich@xxxxxxxxx>

--- Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Original poster: Jim Lux <jimlux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> However, say you have two coils and you want the
> phase of the current
> through one to be 90 degrees away from the phase of
> the other.  Could you
> not just put an appropriate capacitor in series with
> the one coil.  Say
> that the coils have an impedance of R+jX..
> Make sure that R = X...
> You'd put a capacitor of impedance -j2X in series,
> so one leg would have
> impedance R+jX and the other would have impedance
> R-jX.  Since R=X, the
> current through one coil will be lagging the voltage
> by 45 deg, and the
> current through the coil with the capacitor will be
> leading by 45 deg,
> hence 90 degrees apart.
> If the inductance is large compared to the
> resistance, then a capacitor of
> just -jX should work.  If R<<X, then current through
> one coil is 90 degrees
> lagging, and the current through the other coil will
> be in phase.
> If you want balanced currents, you might need to
> fiddle a bit with Ls and
> Cs to get the phases and amplitudes right.
In the case where the reactance is cancelled by -jX,
there will be a voltage rise given by the acting q
factor. To obtain equal currents on both coils it
would be necessary for the reactive side to be inputed
from a transformer that delivered a voltage equivalent
to that made by the resonant side. Hence the reactive
side becomes very innefficient compared to the
resonant, as it takes q times more amperage on that
branch to accomplish the same amount of magnetic flux.