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Re: Higher Pri. Voltage
Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <FutureT-at-aol-dot-com>
Theoretically speaking, a higher voltage transformer should give
better efficiency because of lower gap losses. You don't want
to go so high in voltage that corona losses become a problem
however. I'm not sure you'll see much difference though. It would
be only a matter of a few percent.
I've never heard and I don't agree that a lower kV transformer with
higher mA gives longer sparks, if the total power input is the same.
> Hi Guys,
> This afternoon after church, I got a bug to go thru the archives, looking up
> everything on bombarders. (No reason, something I wanted to check out.) Any
> way, logic would dictate that the higher output voltage of these
> in addition to the higher ma rating, would actually be an improvement over a
> pole pig, open frame design not-with-standing. I couldn't find an answer to
> that specific question. Granted, lower Kv trans with high ma ratings seem to
> provide more streamer output than higher Kv and lower ma units, but at what
> point does one see the advantage of having the high (25Kv plus) voltage
> of these transformers?
> John Richardson