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Re: Magnifier Primary Capacitors - EQUIDRIVE vs. STANDARD
Original poster: Edward Wingate <ewing7-at-rochester.rr-dot-com>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: dhmccauley-at-spacecatlighting-dot-com
> Ed, Richard, List,
> I have a question regarding the two most common primary capacitor
> arrangments in magnifier systems.
> 1. STANDARD - Single capacitor as most commonly used in classic tesla coil
> 2. EQUIDRIVE - Two capacitors used in the primary circuit. One on either
> side of the primary and connected in series with the primary.
> I'm currently designing my system using the EQUIVDRIVE arrangment on the
> basis that the two great magnifier builders, Richard Hull and Ed Wingate,
> state this
> arrangement is superior over the other arrangement.
> However, I'm not sure and can't see right away what the advantage is.
> Does anyone have the nitty gritty details of why the EQUIVDRIVE arrangement
> is superior over the STANDARD arrangement.
Your question will probably spark (pun intended) another round of
discussion on the merits of the equidrive configuration. You'll find
lots of commentary on the subject in the TML archives. I found that in
my magnifier system the equidrive configuration produces a more linear
output from zero to full input power than a single capacitor setup. Your
mileage may vary.
Ed Wingate RATCB