[TCML] Thumper, the worlds most advanced tesla coil.
f-h at c.dk
Tue Jun 8 23:16:47 MDT 2010
On Tue, 08 Jun 2010 22:39:12 +0200, Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz
<acmdq at uol.com.br> wrote:
> Finn Hammer wrote:
>> It shows the primary current waveform, while we sweep the tapping point
>> from 1/2 turn too low, and up to the sweet spot, where the notches
>> appear. Notice that the current has dropped to half value by then, but
>> the streamers have developed from 10 cm to 1 metre. With the notch in
>> view, we then reduce the on-time till it coincides with the notch, and
>> while this does not reduce the streamer, it reduces power consumption.
> A clear demonstration that this is the best way to drive a DRSSTC.
> Driving at the resonances just accumulates energy in the primary
> circuit, with inefficient transfer to the secondary.
>> Building this coil has beeen an unprecedented pleasure, so an
>> abbreviation to describe it would not suffice, an acronym had to be
>> pinned on it:
> Building a well-built machine is always a pleasure. Congratulations for
> the great work.
Thank you for your kind words.
It is my hope, that this machine will be able to provide the media and
data needed, for a clearer understanding of the tuning of a DRSSTC to be
documented. You have already layed it down in math, my aim is to make it
available in intuitive audio-visual form.
Cheers, Finn Hammer
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