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Re: [TCML] tube toploads

On 1/22/15 5:26 AM, Tim Flood wrote:
Yes, just be sure the total surface area of all your tubes is close to the
surface area of the toroid.


On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 8:10 AM, Jim Lux <jimlux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 1/22/15 12:30 AM, JoeBonanno wrote:

this is an interesting thread!

i have to build my own in a few week! For calculating the final
i can use the same formula of solid one? right?

That's what I would do. Short of using a finite element tool of some sort.

Well.. I would think that the charge on the surface of the tubes that is "inside" the toroid would be less than the charge on the outside, so on a surface area basis, maybe 1/2 the sum of the tube circumferences might be a better approximation.

Greg Leyh's Electrum had a tube topload in the shape of a sphere. The C of a solid sphere is easy to calculate, and if Greg ever measured the tube top load C, we could calibrate with that.

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