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Re: [TCML] [Secondary wire length) question
> I found on one site that the length of wire on the secondary, that has
> always been 1/4 wavelength, is no longer valid,
May well depend on valid for what purpose.
> that it has been proved wrong. Can anyone enlighten me on this
In a simple, conventional, sense:
wire wound in a longish, narowish solenoid resonates
as (first) a quarter wavelength, when (roughly) ONE HALF
wavelength of wire acts like a QUARTER wave of
This is for antenna/radio work, and can be found
in books/articles on antenna design for
continuously loaded antennas. To rephrase: half wave
element tends to a full wavelength of wire, when wound.
As the solenoid gets shorter/fatter, the lengths go
back towards 1/4 wave of wire for quarter wave resonance
of coil. VHF 'tesla coils' have been built with
'1/4 wave whips' as secondary 'coils'. (Corum).
Applying this conventional (if little used...)
RF technique to Tesla Coil work is not direct:
the goal with a Tesla Coil is typically High Voltage,
with 'top load' and capacitance effect of streamers,
> Hopefully with cites so I can study up on it for myself.
The references including TC specific, are out there,
others can supply better than I.
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