Magnifier Over coupled
From: dwight duncan [SMTP:duncand-at-ccsalpha2.nrl.navy.mil]
Sent: Monday, April 06, 1998 6:10 AM
Subject: Magnifier Over coupled
I just sent some pictures to Chip today on my 3 KW magnifier and should
probably show up in a day or two. The interesting thing that I experienced
during initial energization of the system is the RF transformer (coils 1
and 2) were as tightly coupled as possible. The problem was that the
secondary arced between the windings just as a classic TC would if it was
over coupled. So I decreased the coupling and it ran fine. I could get a
2" white hot arc off the secondaries output to ground.
I suspect that the problem that I was having lied in the inability form
the rotary gap to quench fast enough for that tight of coupling.
Comments and questions are welcome,