Re: Greg and Golka (Twins separated at birth?) Nope.
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Date: Wed, 08 Oct 1997 21:06:03 +0000
From: Greg Leyh <lod-at-pacbell-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Greg and Golka (Twins separated at birth?) Nope.
Thomas McGahee wrote:
> I know I already posted some stuff on this topic, but it just struck
> me: you are not like many of the people on this list (myself
> included) that run with under-powered coils. If you pump enough power
> in, yeah, you're going to lose some of that to corona, but the rest
> of it is going to come streaming out in arcs. So don't let any
> negative comments I or others may have made prevent you from trying
> this out. You are operating in a different league than most of us.
> The rules are slightly different when you are pumping 100 KW in,
> versus just a couple of kilowatts. Damn the corona leaks! Full speed
> ahead! You are in a different league not JUST because you are
> bigger. Golka was bigger, too, but that's where the resemblance
> stops. No one would confuse the two of you. Or your coils...
I'm relieved, really!
> Golka pumped so much power into the darn thing that it didn't have
> any other choice *but* to work. If it's a double tuned resonant
> circuit and you excite it with enough of that electrical stuff, it
> spits out sparks. Clobber it with a bazillion KW and it spits out
> really BIG *A*R*C*S*. Golka's coil was really *B*A*D*. Aesthetically,
> it is one of the worst things I have ever seen. Someone on this list
> posted something once saying that Golka used ceramic toilets as his
> HV insulators. I barf at the thought. But it worked.
Do you know if the HV insulators described above were in pristine
condition, or did he decide that the higher surface leakage currents
were acceptable on the more economical, used units?