Measuring secondary voltage (fwd)
From: richard hull [SMTP:rhull-at-richmond.infi-dot-net]
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 1998 8:47 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Measuring secondary voltage (fwd)
>I think the last system that one should attempt to extract an
>accurate figure from is a small one. IMHO, a large system (one with a
>large Cself) running at much reduced Ep to bring it into the measuring
>range of test equipment would be the best option. For one thing,
>large Cself minimizes the influence of divider probes and the like.
>Is there any reason why the result could not be extrapolated to
>high values of Ep if an accurate measurement at low Ep could be made?
>If there is a chance in hell of finding out the straight dope, it will be
as Malcolm notes above. Large system, Large Cself or Cterm depending on
which angle you approach this from.
I must differ however on the extrapolation. Larger Ep means more spark or
if not issuing, more effective air load via ionization. I have noted this
with electrostatic voltmeter measurements. No spark, but more sauce mean
more volts in air at a given range. This translatess into more work done
and increased load over an increasing cubic area. It all hurts my brain!
Richard Hull, TCBOR