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Re: One-shot coil? (fwd)

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Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 21:05:05 -0500
From: BunnyKiller <bunnikillr@xxxxxxx>
To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: One-shot coil? (fwd)

Hey Chris..

you pose an interesting senerio...  but just what would happen on a 
single shot discharge...  imagine a setup using mongo macho quarter 
shrinking caps being pumped into a primary inductively linked to a 
secodary coil... 
besides blowing the primary coil into a copper pretzel, there would 
probably be a discharge from the secondary/toriod for about 1/120 of a 
second ( depending on the secondary size etc.)  not really long enuf 
time to produce the ionized channel to continue streamer production.

But imagine the EMF produced by the morphing primary coil...   that 
would be really kewl...  :)
If it was strong enuf, it would possibly distort the lower end of the 
secondary coil in the process...

just a thought

Scot D

Tesla list wrote:

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>Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 08:45:16 -0400
>From: "Breneman, Chris" <brenemanc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: One-shot coil?
>I had a quick idea about a kind of Tesla coil that I'm sure has been tried
>and discussed, but I'm not sure what the result would be.  What kind of
>sparks would you get from a coil that's essentially a DC coil without
>limiting resistor/inductor, without smoothing capacitor, and with a manual
>switch in place of a rotary spark gap?  I know you'd only get a single
>spark, but if the tank capacitor had a high capacitance, would it be
>possible to get pretty long sparks out of it?  I've read a lot about spark
>length involving sparks extending an existing ionized path, but is this
>effect involved between cycles of the spark gap firing (50 or 60Hz) or
>cycles of the resonant waveform?