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Re: Higher Pri. Voltage

Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <FutureT-at-aol-dot-com>


Theoretically speaking, a higher voltage transformer should give
better efficiency because of lower gap losses.  You don't want
to go so high in voltage that corona losses become a problem
however.  I'm not sure you'll see much difference though.  It would
be only a matter of a few percent.

I've never heard and I don't agree that a lower kV transformer with
higher mA gives longer sparks, if the total power input is the same.


> Hi Guys,
> This afternoon after church, I got a bug to go thru the archives, looking up
> everything on bombarders.  (No reason, something I wanted to check out.)  Any
> way, logic would dictate that the higher output voltage of these
> transformers,
> in addition to the higher ma rating, would actually be an improvement over a
> pole pig, open frame design not-with-standing.  I couldn't find an answer to
> that specific question.  Granted, lower Kv trans with high ma ratings seem to
> provide more streamer output than higher Kv and lower ma units, but at what
> point does one see the advantage of having the high (25Kv plus) voltage
> rating
> of these transformers?
> Thanks,
> John Richardson