# Voltage/Length (fwd)

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From:  bmack [SMTP:bmack-at-frontiernet-dot-net]
Sent:  Thursday, January 22, 1998 10:21 PM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: Voltage/Length (fwd)

Gomez,
Doesn't the "minus quite a bit of current " imply an UNKNOWN resistance?
That leaves us with an unknown resistor in the divider And an unknown
input voltage.

Has anyone tried and inductive method?  If the field strength degrades in a

predictable way with distance can't we extrapolate what's at the source?

Something like an electric transit ( wow, what a weird analogy-time to go
to bed).

Good night
Jim McVey

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> From:  Bill Lemieux [SMTP:gomez-at-netherworld-dot-com]
> Sent:  Thursday, January 22, 1998 10:26 AM
> To:  Tesla List
> Subject:  Re: ReVoltage/Length (fwd)
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> Mr. Couture wrote:
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> >   However, if a voltage divider is connected to the sec terminal, a
voltage
> > can be obtained. My guess is that a coil with a 60 inch spark at no
> > would give a voltage of about 300 KV with the proper divider. This
could
> > vary considerably depending on the total impedance of the divider.
>
> What about strikes to a divider?  If a divider's HV terminal were to
> receive a strike at near-maximum arc length, can we not assume that the
> loading on the seconday will be relatively low due to the resistance of
> the arc channel?  Under such a condition, I would assume that the
> voltage delivered to the HV terminal of the divider would be very close
> to the voltage at the secondary HV terminal, minus quite a bit of
> current.
>
> Discussion?
>
> -Gomez
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