Magnify Power?

From:  D.C. Cox [SMTP:DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net]
Sent:  Friday, January 30, 1998 6:52 PM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: Magnify Power?

to: Greg

The magnifier really magnifies the applied potential.  The initial
potential is V which is multiplied by the dynamic Q of the inductor, hence
the name "magnifier".  Also, adding to the confusion in the press, Tesla
many times quoted the horsepower value which he derived from the PEAK
potential and current values, ie, the maximum instataneous horsepower
rating which is nearly useless for actual work computations.


> From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> To: 'Tesla List' <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Subject: Magnify Power?
> Date: Friday, January 30, 1998 3:56 PM
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> From:  Gregory R. Hunter [SMTP:ghunter-at-mail.enterprise-dot-net]
> Sent:  Friday, January 30, 1998 1:27 PM
> To:  Tesla List
> Subject:  Magnify Power?
> Dear Coilers,
> I've been reading the mail on the power magnifying properties of
> Tesla coils.  The exchanges were a bit hard to follow, so I looked
> up "magnify" in Webster's.  It said to magnify something is to make
> it appear larger than it really is.  Is that what Tesla coils do? 
> Make electrical power (input) seem greater (at the output) than it
> truly is?  I agree, the big sparks look fantastic, but the average
> output power of a coil can't exceed its input power, no matter how
> spectacular the sparks are.
> I hope no one is suggesting that Tesla coils (or magnifiers) defy
> the law of conservation of energy.  I would be very disappointed
> if that's what all the power magnifier discussion was leading up to.
> Greg 
> Not an Engineer in East Anglia, UK