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Old 02-01-2019, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Dwane View Post
This concept is difficult to absorb. Let me see if I have an explanation. In a Don Smith circuit, when driving the L1 coil, the reactive power is the voltage sent to L2 when the spark gap fires? The reactive power becomes absorbed through inductive transfer by L2? But, as very little amperage is transferred, L2 becomes a container for Reactive power. We then have to be able to join this inductor to a capacitive source to obtain useable Power? Would this be what is happening?


hi dwane,

reactive power is as simple as,
when you push a swing and the swing comes back.
action = reaction.

aside from the phase shifts, which only you would understand if you graph the voltages and currents. it's all very simple.
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