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Subject: Re: An interesting benefit to pulsed fusors
Date: Nov 17, 10:13 pm
Poster: Pierce Nichols

On Nov 17, 10:13 pm, Pierce Nichols wrote:

>Inverting 1 MV DC to AC suitable for power distribution is fairly routine these days. Power companies transmitting power long distances in the western US use DC to reduce inductive losses, then invert at the end of the run.

And that is *less* lossy than the inductive losses? Wow. Thanks for the info... How would a rig like that deal with the pulsed nature of the power?

>The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has indicated that they see no problem in upping this technology half a megavolt. They are very hopeful that p-B11 will be workable. They LIKE it.

Cool! I'm still insufferably curious about Dr Bussard's progress.

>Interesting point: One of EPRI's spokespersons is Robert Hirsch.

Small world that...