[TCML] MAX SPARK FOR FIXED VOLTAGE
dexterlabs at dcemail.com
Wed Mar 11 03:50:48 MST 2009
>--- bartb at classictesla.com wrote:
From: bartb <bartb at classictesla.com>
To: Tesla Coil Mailing List <tesla at pupman.com>
Subject: Re: [TCML] MAX SPARK FOR FIXED VOLTAGE
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 19:24:17 -0700
Your question is good, but it is based on the assumption that potential
voltage equals a given spark length.
No it's not!
Read my post once more.
The power is what
pumps the current into the spark channel (and the more power, the longer
and higher the current is available).
Yes of course.
But the point is that there also must be a maximum limit in the most favourable
conditions for spark growth for fixed voltage level.
Dex Dexter wrote:
> I have a good question I don't know answer to.
> What is aproximately maximum spark lenght possible for a given output voltage Tesla system generates?
> Regardless of the efficiency,how long spark can be produced by a Tesla-type impulsive devices with voltage levels:
> 1) 100 kV
> 2) 200 kV
> 3) 300 kV
> Can a high power impulse source,like a Tesla transformer,put out a 10 feet long spark with 'only' 100 kV voltage peaks?
> To accomplish that it is free to use any power input level,any size and shape of a terminal capacity,any firing rate wanted,andthe best high frequency excitation waves mix.DRSSTC,VTTC,etc.
> The only limiting thing is not to exceed 100 000 V terminal potential.
> Supposing a normal atmosphere enviroment is that possible?
> I know that in no circumstance 50 kV can close 5' wide gap unless directly conducting path is formed somehow,or a
> strong external ionization occurs ,like exposure to a flame,extremely powerful lasers,but Tesla transformers are the
> champs of 'spark pumping' and I was wondering what could be done with 100 kV.
> Thanks for your answers and explanations.
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