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Offline Pavol

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Determine output voltage of DRSSTC
« on: January 27, 2024, 11:35:35 AM »
Hello!
I built a small DRSSTC following Kaizer´s DRSSTC I documentation. It is part of my school assignment, where we (students) have to construct a functioning electronic device, write documentation, and present it in front of a jury.
I have just one more thing to write about in my document and that is the output voltage of the secondary LC circuit. The jury will for 100% ask me what is the output voltage of the Tesla coil.

How do I know what is the voltage of the arcs? Is there a way to calculate it from their length? I know there are differences between starting an arc and maintaining it, as well as differences between DC and AC arcs. Can you give me some approximation based on experience?
Thank you

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Re: Determine output voltage of DRSSTC
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2024, 01:15:51 PM »
The good old 10 kV/cm does not apply to high frequency high voltage. Once the spark channel is formed, the topload voltage drops significantly, as the resistance of the plasma channel is lowered.

Look at the dynamic arc model threads and topload current/voltage measurements listed here: https://highvoltageforum.net/index.php?topic=573.0
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Re: Determine output voltage of DRSSTC
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