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Re: Transmit Power
Original poster: "Ed Phillips by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> In a message dated 1/9/02 9:15:03 PM Eastern Standard Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> > Original poster: "Vivek Babtiwale by way of Terry Fritz
> > <dr_vek-at-yahoo-dot-com>
> > Have any of you efficiantly transmitted power the way
> > that Tesla claimed?
> No one has done it yet. not even Tesla. He patented several devices that he
> said would do it, if they were built and appropriate connections could be
> (see Tesla's patents 645576, 649621, and 787412 for atmospheric
> and number 1,119,732 for transmission through the earth).
> In the earlier patents, he claimed to have transmitted energy
> a long, partially-evacuated tube, and claimed that his device would do
> through the atmosphere.
The long partially-evacuated tube was just a form of conductor, with
earth return circuit. Not wireless at all!
> (AS SOON AS other engineers figured out how to suspend
> a metal terminal at a height of 15 miles.)
> The latter patent, 1,119,732 described the device that was being
> at Wardenclyffe, and how it WOULD work when completed. This never happened.
> As has been pointed out many times on this list, you don't have to
> have a working device to obtain a patent. You just have to affirm that IF a
> device is built to your specifications, it WILL work as you claim. Because
> Tesla could envision his inventions in such detail, he applied for many
> AS SOON AS he thought of them. Most of his inventions did work as specified,
> but a few never reached that stage. He was a genius, but not infallible.
For his scheme to work the ionosphere (at a height much grater than 15
miles) would have to be a good conductor. Granted it was (of course, it
isn't) the capacitance from this to ground would be enormous and to
excite it to the voltages he proposed would have required enormous
circulating currents and incredible energy storage. These things are
readily calculable, as he could have done if he had thought of it, and
it turns out that his resonant circuit would have required a Q of the
order of tens to hundreds of millions just to keep the no-load power
loss within any semblence of reason. The bandwidth which would go with
that Q is infinitesimal. I suggest anyone interested in this form of
"wireless" energy transmission go through a few of these computations
for himself. His wireless transmission technique hasn't been supressed
by evil men for their own selfish purposes - it is suppressed by simple
ohm's law! His patents are absolutely explicit as to how his scheme was
supposed to work, with no hidden "secrets" about them, and no room for
the apologists to wiggle in.
> Hope this helps.
> Matt D.