magnify power (was Voltage/Length)

From:  Jim Monte [SMTP:JDM95003-at-UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU]
Sent:  Saturday, January 24, 1998 10:34 AM
To:  tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject:  Re: magnify power (was Voltage/Length)


Would you explain this a bit more?
"The TC can magnify power which makes it unique in the electrical world as
no other electrical device can do this magic."

If by "magnify power" you mean receive energy from one source, store
that energy, and then transfer that energy energy elsewhere at a rate
higher than it was received, I don't see where this is unique to Tesla
coils.  A  Tesla coil stores energy in electric and magnetic fields that
it received elsewhere (usually some form of HV transformer) and
transfers the energy elsewhere (as in to a streamer) in bursts.
Gradually charging a capacitor and then shorting its terminals seems to
me to be essentially the same concept.  Energy is gradually stored then
quickly transferred during the short.  Charging a car battery at a
relatively low rate and then using the battery to crank over the engine
while starting is also similar.  The energy is stored over a relatively
long period of time (as chemical energy in this case) and then some of
this energy is used by the starter at a much higher rate for a
relatively short time.  Am I missing something?

Jim Monte

>From:  John H. Couture [SMTP:couturejh-at-worldnet.att-dot-net]
>Sent:  Friday, January 23, 1998 8:48 PM
>To:  Tesla List
>Subject:  Re: Voltage/Length (fwd)
>  Greg -
>  There is no question that the energy in the secondary circuit is less than
>the energy in the primary circuit as I indicated. However, you did not
>address the issue of POWER in the secondary circuit. This power is much
>greater than in the primary circuit. This means that the energy equation you
>used must be modified to reflect power not energy in the secondary circuit.
>The sec voltage is not RMS as in the pri circuit.
>  The TC can magnify power which makes it unique in the electrical world as
>no other electrical device can do this magic. This confounds many engineers,
>scientists, etc. who are not familiar with TC operation. This makes TC
>design a challenge to produce a good coil.