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Re: [TCML] Spark gaps, Solid state switches and diodes

In a message dated 2/6/09 11:57:44 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
g.peterson@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

>Correct, the objective is to create undamped or partially  damped
>oscillations in the helical resonator.

Hmm, sounds like another disciple of the  Corums... :P

>> . . . SISG-driven coils are by definition,  disruptive.
>The term "disruptive discharge Tesla coil" derives  from the specific type of
>circuit controller or switch, colloquially  known as the "spark gap," located
>in the primary circuit.  The  fact is, neither solid-state nor vacuum tube
>Tesla coils, nor those  driven by modified RF alternators are disruptive
>discharge Tesla coils,  sparks or no sparks.

    I think we need to air some definitions so  everybody's on the same page. 
    Mr. Peterson, what's your definition of  "disruptive" as it applies to 
Tesla Coils?
-Phil LaBudde
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