Thread: Tesla Stinging Impulse Rays View Single Post

07-28-2012, 06:43 PM
 TeslaSecrets Senior Member Join Date: Jul 2012 Posts: 121
I mentioned you could use a Magnetically Quenched Gap or something which operated similarly.

A thyratron acts similarly, whereas a hot air gap does not.

Please let me explain what a Magnetically quenched gap is and how it effects the current flow in the circuit, so you can see the difference between this type of gap and an air gap.

In a magnetic gap, the circuit is broken by the lorentz force on the current path due to the magnetic field, according to the "Right Hand Rule". It is important to realize, in a magnetic gap, the breaking force is proportional to the current. The greater the current, the greater the breaking force. Especially true when we are using the primary circuit as the power source for the magnetic field across the gap.

This is not the case in an air gap. The air pressure or flow, would have to be increased to break higher and higher currents. This is true for many of the other types of gaps Tesla experimented with. Thus a magnetic gap, self adjusts its breaking power according to current. In fact, the magnetic gap essentially prevents current flow, while passing voltage.

A thyratron acts in a similar manner, conducting in one direction only for the duration of the pulse, but a thyratron does not limit current flow in most cases and would need to be modified with magnetic field to do so( a magnetically quenched thyratron ).

Shocking sensations from the handle and so on are indications of this type of power. The ability of this type of electrical energy to pass through ordinary shielding, such as a Faraday Cage, would be easy to test at low power and would prove the unique nature of this energy.

Tesla referred to this as a Zero Current Coil or impulse coil and you could call it an electrostatic coil. 99.9% of Tesla coils built and described today, are electromagnetic current coils, not electrostatic coils. All that needs be done is apply a magnetically quenched gap to a electromagnetic current coil, to change it into an electrostatic current limited coil.

The goal of the magnetic gap, is to prevent any and all alternations in the primary circuit. Alternations are due to current. Limit current and you limit alternations.
__________________