Re: Secondary CURRENT
At 10:25 PM 2/13/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Subscriber: sgd1-at-acpub.duke.edu Thu Feb 13 22:06:33 1997
>Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 16:25:31 -0500
>From: Stan <sgd1-at-acpub.duke.edu>
>Subject: Secondary CURRENT
>After following this list for several weeks, I have seen much discussion
>and debate about secondary voltage. However, I have seen no mention of
>secondary current. Anyone have any idea how much current can be
>expected at the secondary?
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Secondary current at any frozen instant in time varies along the entire
length of the coil. (in the nature of 1/4 wave resonators) The maximum
instantaneous current occurs at the base or ground connection and the
minumum occurs at the top when the voltage output of the coil is at maximum.
For small coils, the peak base current is just an amp or two and really big
systems may see base currents on the order of 100 amps or more. Much is
determined by the top load capacitance, usually a toroid.
Richard Hull, TCBOR