[TCML] CW magnifier
steve.ward at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 11:21:19 MST 2011
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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