>--- In email@example.com, "Wayne Gage" <waynegage@...>
>> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Israel Martinez
>> <thelordismyshepherd2000@> wrote:
>> > My understanding is that the coil is an amplification
>> > device of some kind. The device itself may not be
>> > particularly useful in it's demonstration form, but
>> > the principles are useful.
>> The Tesla coil takes low voltage and transforms it to a high
>> so what, transformers everywhere can do the same thing,
>> can increase, decrease and isolate voltage. A car radio is a good
>> example of an amplifier, and amplification always comes with an
>> cost, so describing a Tesla coil as an amplifier is inaccurate but
>> transformer principles are used everywhere.
>Yep. Transformers started with Faraday in 1831. The tesla coil is
>just one rather insignificant sideline in the long historical
>development of transformers, and it is far less useful than other
>types of transformer. However, as per usual with anything Tesla-
>related, it gets blown out of all proportion.
>Here are some quotes from a discussion-forum on tesla coils
>"Is it used for the wireless transmission of electrical energy? if so
>does this include anything significant to date, other than sparks?"
>"The magnifying transmitter does something, but was it the amazing
>machine that some believe, or is it a side-show way of obtaining a
>big electricity bill along with some huge sparks."
>"Why is the greatest invention of Tesla not used today? O.K. I smell
>the usual answer: suppression by the establishment. But wouldn't
>Occams razor imply that it just didn't work? Achieved nothing but
>some impressive sparks?"
>"The usefullness of inventions is generally easy to measure by
>looking at their distribution. In that discipline, the Magnifying
>Transmitter earns 0 out of 100 points"
>As I've suggested before, it's the big sparks that impress!
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