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How much power am I generating?

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iceng1 year ago
Don't confuse voltage with power.
Though more voltage usually has more current flowing
and voltage with current  IS power..

And at resonance with the inductance of the Tesla primary ( that is the main idea )
The capacitor will see two to three times the NST voltage.

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Re-design1 year ago
You're not generating any power.

You're taking power from the power company, that they generated using some other power source, and converting it to a higher voltage but lower amperage.  In the process you actually loose some power.

And if you're not careful that things gonna bite you.
wiccakingkamui (author) 1 year ago
5000 volt transformer and 5 saltwater jar capacitors with beer can lining
wiccakingkamui (author)  wiccakingkamui1 year ago
Large prego jars
If your feeding 5000 volts into those home made caps then you have 5000 volts. Capacitors store and help to smooth out voltage. They do nothing to increase it. Though they could be decreasing it a bit. If you want to know the output then put a voltage meter on it.
wiccakingkamui (author)  mpilchfamily1 year ago
So the smoothing I. The current creates the arc I was understanding they charge and release at the frequency of th transformer
Yes without the capacitors hooked to any kind of load they are charging up with the 5000 volts. What you put in is what you will get out for the most part.
Get a voltage meter and see for yourself. A picture of a device does nothing to indicate the potential of the device.