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Subject: Help me think this through
Date: May 04, 10:32 am
Poster: Richard Hull

On May 04, 10:32 am, Richard Hull wrote:


My post a few weeks back on "deceleration taking energy too" was thoughfully replied to me that the energy used in the deceleration was returned to the system.

I did some reading (Spangenberg, "Electron Devices")and it was noted that in a purely static "potential" field where particles or charges are in a closed loop, there is no net expenditure of energy or forces at all!!! That is either in acceleration or deceleration.

The total current drawn by the fusor is the "ioniztion current" only! That is, that current involved with the electrical conduction of current carriers between the shell and the inner grid only! Naturally, that would also include the initial establishment current of charging the shell inner grid interelectrode capacitance (setting up the field) and other circuit loses within the ionized gas volume.

The movement of all ions up to speed and decelerating them back to zero, etc., so long as they do not collide with the inner grid or get lost and continue to remain circulating in the interelectrode region, is for free!

Ideas, thoughts.........

Richard Hull