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Arcs from Van de Graaff Generators and Tesla Coils

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by John Steaver, Oct 31, 2015.

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  1. John Steaver

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    hi, I heard from research that 10kv= 1cm arc. I was just wandering why the van de graaff generators can have 500kv but cant go to 5m. can tesla coils do this? if not why is this?
     
  2. GPG

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    500KV/10KV = 50cm
     
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  3. Colin Mitchell

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    The distance is also due to the frequency of the voltage.
     
  4. John Steaver

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    so a higher voltage frequency means longer arc distance?
     
  5. Colin Mitchell

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    You can look all this up on the internet.
    It all has to do with IONISATION of the air.
     
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