From: Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz [SMTP:acmq-at-compuland-dot-com.br]
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 1998 12:59 AM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Voltage/Length (fwd)
Tesla List wrote:
> These equations can be boiled down to give an absolute
> maximum limit for the output voltage:
> Vsec(max) = Vpri x SQRT(Cpri/Csec).
Note also that this expression can also be written as:
Vsec(max) = Vpri x SQRT(Lsec/Lpri)
where Lsec and Lpri are the inductances of the secondary
and primary coils.
An ideal Tesla coil produces exactly the same voltage that
a transformer with unitary coupling would produce, with a
Possible sources of degradation are mainly resistive losses
(spark gap, wire resistance, irradiation) before the
secondary voltage reaches the peak value.
Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz