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Re: variacs in series
Original poster: "Crow Leader by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <tesla-at-lists.symmetric-dot-net>
Capacitor costs per Joule go way up with higher voltage ratings.
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 6:44 PM
Subject: Re: variacs in series
> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> 19.9kV will work fine. I prefer higher voltages up to a point.
> If I had a choice, I'd use 19.9kV rather than 14.4kV. There will be
> little difference in the practical world however. Many coils have
> been built that run at around 20kV. These higher voltages are
> excellent for use with series-quenching rotaries.
> > speaking of pigs. it seems most coilers get the 14.4kv primaries. What
> > would the effect be of using a 19.9kv primary at the same kva rating?is
> > there any reason not to? i suspect going too high would create flashover
> > and such. but it seems like going a bit higher with voltage would help
> > compensate for drop due to ballasting or resistive loads. furthermore,
> > would require less capacitance, but need a cap rated for higher voltage,
> > which, isn't really a problem. i just like to know what other people
> > on this :)
> > -fox