VSWR and magnifiers
From: Greg Leyh [SMTP:lod-at-pacbell-dot-net]
Sent: Friday, April 03, 1998 3:03 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: VSWR and magnifiers
> I am currently running a 3 KW magnifier and getting 5-6 foot arcs. I
> remember from Corums book I think that the additional voltage gain comes
> from the VSWR in the resonator. Is this correct?
VSWR is not applicable to TC's or magnifiers, as they
do not exhibit standing waves to any significant degree,
especially after a top load has been added.
Models of Tesla Coils that treat the TC as a simple
lumped-element resonant transformer turn out to be far
more accurate than the antenna theory models.
The additional voltage gain is simply due to the resonant
rise that a standard series LC circuit exhibits at resonance.