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Re: Terry's DRSSTC - All wired and testing starting

Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Gerry,

At 01:13 AM 1/28/2005, you wrote:
Hi Terry,

Your wiring looks great. How much power will you be able to deliver to the coil???

Gerry R.

It inputs 120VAC at 15 Arms. The power factor is probably pretty good since it is a big diode buss cap charger. So we'll say 1800 watts in. It should burn off 112 watts in the filter board buffer resistors and then there are only the IGBTs which will do say 100 watts... So A little more than 1.5 kW into the coil. Of course, the coil in this case has no spark gap so that loss is gone too. so on a good day with an efficient coil, it should pretty much deliver 1500 watts to the "sparks". Whether those sparks are streamers or exploding IGBTs remains to be seen :o))