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Re: tesla coil uses an air core. why?
Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <davep-at-quik-dot-com>
> One point I'd make is that you can store an unlimited amount of
> energy in "air" without suffering serious non-linearities.
I'd rephrase that to say that:
Air will not magnetically saturate.
For a given volume, tho, more flux (roughly:
energy) is handled with a 'magnetic' core than with an
air core, and better control of stray fields is
achieved. Using the magnetic core DOES mean
watching for saturation effects.
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