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Tesla's C.S. power - was Teslas Ball Lightning
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Original poster: Bert Pool <bert.tx@xxxxxxxxxxx>
So what was current/voltage was there available for Teslas usage? Is
it possible that the date is misleading in the article and Tesla was
using the newer 1MW generator and not the 50K MMGs?
In the Colorado Springs Notes, 07-25-1899 Tesla says he blew the main
fuses to his lab, 15,000 watts was maximum available (on that date, anyway.)
The frequency of his input power was about 127 hertz (06-15-1899),
not 60 hertz.
On June 26th, he says his supply transformers can supply 19.5 kva,
and after an apparent upgrade, on 08-18 he says he now has 3
transformers, supply is now capable of 29 kva.
His Westinghouse transformer was capable of about 50 kilowatts, at
30kv, 40 kv, and 50 kv out (and 100 or 110 input) - September 13th., 1899.
But although his main Westinghouse transformer could handle 50 to 60
kva, it looks like his supply transformers were all together rated at
only 29 kva. If he pushed it like we do today, he could have gotten
3 times that power for short periods of time, or maybe 90 kva bursts.