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Re: [TCML] Topload Question

You can also add a breakout point. This can help longer point to point "record" lengths with toploads that are too large for spontaneous breakouts.Sent from my Galaxy
-------- Original message --------From: Futuret via Tesla <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> Date: 3/4/21  12:32 PM  (GMT-05:00) To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: [TCML] Topload Question AJ,You can often use the topload size to control how many simultaneous sparks are produced.  With a smaller than optimal size, you'll get more sparks at one time, but they will be shorter.  With a large enough topload you can get only one spark streamer at a time, but it will be longer.  A certain size might give two simultaneous sparks that sort of alternate from side to size in and nice way.  One will grow while the other shrinks, etc.  This effect might be best seen at low break rates.  I like this effect but it's also nice to see a great many sparks.  It all depends on the effect you want.  In any case, a certain amount of  input power will be needed to drive a certain size topload.  I had written some rules of thumb for this sort of thing in the past.  I don't have the information handy at the moment.  In general, lower break rates tend to produce slower lazier streamers, but fast breakrates tend to create more frantic streamers, but this is not always the case.  There's interactions between the various parameters.  John  -----Original Message-----From: Tesla [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Adam JamesSent: March 4, 2021 10:57 AMTo: tesla@tedward.pupman.comSubject: [TCML] Topload QuestionTeslamap gives [Optimum} topload. It is often difficult to achieve theoptimum.Can someone explain results of going a little under vs. a little over forcoil performance?AJ_______________________________________________Tesla mailing listTesla@tedward.pupman.comhttps://www.pupman.com/mailman/listinfo/tesla
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