[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: [TCML] BPS Testing

OK, I understand your 11% increase now.  The English language is just lacking in BPS adjectives ;-)

Regarding measuring input current and BPS - I'm not sure that monitoring the 120VAC input current would reveal anything.  I think the more telling measurement (though any data is good) will be in the NST secondary current, which IS the cap charging current.  I believe that the assumed high current charging surges that we think occur when the gap fires in quick succession, is due to stored energy from an unspent bang in the NST inductance.

The Vcap waveform at http://www.laushaus.com/tesla/measured_waveforms.htm clearly shows that the quick-succession bangs occur at a much lower voltage than normal bangs.  This is consistent with the theory that Vgap is reduced immediately following a bang, and I can't imagine any reason that my measurement would have a distorted vertical axis only at certain times.  What I cannot explain is why the voltage at the end of the reduced voltage bangs does not resume charging from zero, as the full bangs do.

Regards, Gary Lau

> -----Original Message-----
> From: tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of bartb
> Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 9:00 PM
> To: Tesla Coil Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [TCML] BPS Testing
> Hi Gary,
> Yes I did cause confusion. I was talking about the ratio of extra breaks
> that occurred from a calculated value. I noticed that the ratio of extra
> breaks increased by 11% and that is what I was trying to get across. But
> as I read my own writing, I realized it would cause confusion so I was
> trying to clarify (apparently that attempt failed also). I was just
> curious if we would see a greater percentage of those "quick" breaks
> with higher voltage and the answer is yes. Does that help? I now want to
> explain those quick breaks.
> I'm curious on your thoughts about measuring input current and bps at
> the same time on two analog inputs. Any change in current would be time
> stamped with these fast breaks. I can use the Pearson current monitor
> and run the BNC output directly to the acquisition device. So if high
> current peaks occur at these fast breaks, we can be sure current is the
> cause and the best answer to that at this point is ferro resonance. But
> if the current isn't involved with these breaks, then it is likely lower
> voltage arcs and those are likely due to the breakdown voltage reduction
> (ions). Even NST output current is an option here.
> Take care,
> Bart
> Lau, Gary wrote:
> > Hi Bart,
> >
> > I'm confused - When you say the firing rate increased by 11%, isn't that the same
> as saying that the BPS increased by 11%?  I think most would interpret it as such.
> >
> > Regards, Gary Lau
> > MA, USA

Tesla mailing list