magnify power (was Voltage/Length)
From: D.C. Cox [SMTP:DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net]
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 1998 2:09 AM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: magnify power (was Voltage/Length)
It helps to think of power as torque. You can use a longer lever and
increase torque over a short distance, however, the total energy in the
system remains the same minus the frictional (in electrical cases
resistive) losses. Power can be increased by storing energy over a long
period of time and then discharging it in a shorter period of time,
however, energy does not increase in the coupled system whether it is
mechanical or electrical in nature.
> From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> To: 'Tesla List' <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Subject: magnify power (was Voltage/Length)
> Date: Saturday, January 24, 1998 9:45 PM
> 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
> 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
> >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
> >used must be modified to reflect power not energy in the secondary
> >The sec voltage is not RMS as in the pri circuit.
> > The TC can magnify power which makes it unique in the electrical world
> >no other electrical device can do this magic. This confounds many
> >scientists, etc. who are not familiar with TC operation. This makes TC
> >design a challenge to produce a good coil.