[TCML] BPS Testing
bartb at classictesla.com
Sun Mar 16 14:09:55 MST 2008
A clarification. When I wrote the firing rate increased by 11%, I'm
specifically talking about the number of faster breaks (not the actual
bps). Thus, the higher occurrences of breaks did not scale 1:1 with the
120V test, but increased these occurrences by about 11% overall.
> Hi John,
> Ok, I guess it has always been 1.7 but for some reason I was thinking
> the 1.7 was an update from some value before that (long ago). I guess
> FutureT at aol.com wrote:
>> Yes, but that's a good feature to have in JavaTC. And your new
>> BPS of 104 or whatever seems pretty good now. Wasn't it 88 before?
>> Not a 50% increase, but a nice increase I think. Does the
>> coil seem to run smoother at the 104 BPS?
> If I run the numbers with faceplate transformer values, then 82 bps. I
> was expecting about 95 and got 104. Higher, but reasonable. The 120V
> test last week was 1.143 higher, this is 1.268 higher. So firing rate
> increased by 11% after bumping the voltage up to 140V. This could be
> ferro resonance or maybe some low voltage arcs occurring due to enough
> ionization around the electrodes to allow low voltage breakdowns. The
> higher energy at 140V should enhance this situation. The light can't
> distinguish the energy level, it only knows breakdown occurred. Also,
> as the frequency of breakdown is increased at 140V, this should also
> enhance low voltage breakdown occurrences increasing the overall bps
> even further.
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