[TCML] CW magnifier
Carlos Van Camp
carlos at lightningforhire.co.nz
Fri Apr 1 20:43:32 MST 2011
Thanks everyone for the feed back.
Yes, I take your point about the CW coil already increasing the coupling, so
your probably right... No real advantage to going to a magnifier...
My main reason was the ever search for longer arcs! I have a large CW coil
(valve driven) that is not putting out the arc length I need, so I am just
looking for ways to improve it...
I am not ready to go down the full electronic driven path at this point and
I dont think I have the knowledge to pull it off anyway.
So I will stick to my valves, and look at pulsing it to improve output...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Ward" <steve.ward at gmail.com>
To: "Tesla Coil Mailing List" <tesla at pupman.com>
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 7:21 AM
Subject: Re: [TCML] CW magnifier
> What would be the reason for going to a magnifier?
> Some of the earliest SSTCs were essentially magnifiers. The drive was a
> ferrite transformer that was used to step up a few hundred volts from a
> silicon bridge and "base feed" the bottom of the resonator from the HV
> output of the transformer. This method was generally abandoned for the
> typical primary coil drive as the HV ferrite transformer is non-trivial to
> design properly. Anyway, there's no reason you couldn't run a more
> "typical" magnifier from a CW driver, but i also cant think of any reason
> this would be beneficial over a 2-coil system.
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 2:33 AM,
> <lightningfor at lightningforhire.co.nz>wrote:
>> I am just wondering if anyone knows if a "magnifier" style tesla coil can
>> be built using CW, or does the principle only work with pulsed coils?
>> My understanding of them is they perform best with a low impedance driver
>> (primary tank/seconday coil), with a very short duration (fast quenching)
>> Anyone tried CW with it...?
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