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Re: cap size vs BPS (fwd)
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Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2007 10:35:56 -0700
From: Barton B. Anderson <bartb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: cap size vs BPS (fwd)
In order to target the same charge value at the cap when doubling the
bps, you can certainly reduce the cap size to 1/2. The energy at the cap
will reduce by 1/2, but the power across the gap as a function of the
bps will remain the same.
So if by optimum you mean the same voltage at the cap and the same power
across the gap, then yes by the numbers. But there are also losses to
consider as the rate of breaks across the gap has now doubled. Losses
there are dependent on the gaps efficiency. Some gaps may handle the
higher bps well with only slight increased losses, where others may be
> Okay, the optimum cap size for coil X, using a 120 BPS sync gap, is Y.
>So, if one decides to use 240 BPS sync, does the optimum cap size then
>switch to .5Y? Just curious.