[TCML] My Hemisphere/Toroid with Unconnected Top Sphere results
tcml88 at abelian.org
Wed Sep 16 02:28:07 MDT 2009
> with the sphere on top of the hemisphere, ... unconnected
> ... is most definitely magnifying the output in streamer length
> ...the sphere will only add about 2pF of C when placed on the
> hemisphere/toroid and will only change Fr a few kHz
Interesting situation. As Bart says, the change in C and Fr
is small. The floating sphere must be modifying the field
distribution such that streamer formation is encouraged.
> If I remove the top sphere or connect it directly (metal to metal)
> with the secondary
The tuning adjustments reported suggest that the floating sphere is
behaving rather differently than the connected sphere. The capacitance
calculations refer to a connected sphere only, in which the sphere is
at the same potential as the topload. Without the connection, the
sphere will float to its own potential - a capacitive divider is formed
and the overall field around the topload/sphere will be different.
This looks like a situation that can be modelled.
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