Voltage/Length (fwd)

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 
far-from-ideal transformer.
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