TCML TC primary Tank Comparisons
- Tesla Coil Mailing List
at its webpage at
The left quadrant shows a TC lightning display which for puposes here
on this mailng list becomes an investigation into the tesla primary
arc gaps used for operation with tesla coils.
the INDEX there shows
as L C loops with primary arc shunted to HV source, the prefered
method employed with tesla coils.
shows the rejected circuit, not recomended by tesla at the very
beginning of primary arc gap notes in the Colorado Spring Notes, of
1899 research, and commentators following that fact.
The BINARY RESONANT, OR MARX TANK ADAPTATION of that schematic is to
add a symmetrical image to that schematic where the arc enables
function for two LC oscillations 180 out of phase instead of one, and
the source voltage connection of one side moved to the actual new
source connections of the circuit. In this way one arc gap can be
shared by two LC oscilllations of components, using 4 of them instead
of the customary two.
shows the same idea as the first schematic where only one capacity
is used in the loop instead of two, and the arc is parallel, or
shunted to the voltage source.
In the MARX TANK scenario charging to each capacity directly
connected to each HV source is made 180 out of phase, where arcing
at gap developing between chargings releases twice the voltage, hence
the use of 4 LC quantites, instead of two as used in conventional
Confusion is possible in that the MARX BANK method is already known
as a switching method to increase voltage, where switch mechanisms
employed to charge capacities first in parallel, then release of
voltage in series is employed by use of many of these C values, and
switched actions to build up a high voltage release across a air gap.
The MARX TANK OSCILLATION is then merely using the same idea only
with opposites, where each C to be charged oppositely before release
gets the L in series to negotiate the resonant frequency that will be
What will then be made is by the inventors employing this technique
as an arc gap made for HF oscillations, where it seems certain that
the vast variety of practicioners of teslas art have neglected this
possibility. So it is good to break into the trade by stealth of
observance, where recognizance of the truth is made by the observance
of the things that occur by de ja vu, where the obvious is overlooked
by conventional thinkings.