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Originally posted by Morgil
Not sure about the effect of CME on a Tesla wireless distribution system but if we had adopted even half of Tesla's ideas, we would be 100yrs ahead of where we are today no doubt, if only the government hadn't stolen all his work.
Pretty sure teslaandlyne will be along soon to shed some light on the subject.edit on 4/6/11 by Morgil because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Morgil
I see where you're coming from, but I was really referring to the wireless transmission of power thereby removing the indebtedness to paying vast sums of cash to power companies in the guise of maintaining their transmission network. Also his generally advanced theories on propulsion etc.
Originally posted by basilray
reply to post by chr0naut
Thanks I thought I had the answer but if the the power lines were buried would that help and by buried I mean everything underground including transformers in some type of closure.
I think we're pretty much in agreement, though in a way, it does use long conductors, they're just not made out of metal. In addition to ground currents, he planned to use the atmosphere above 5 miles elevation as a conductor, and therefore I don't think we can say the ionosphere (The existing one or the new lower altitude one Tesla created with his apparatus) won't be affected by a CME. This is from his patent:
Originally posted by Phage
Telsa's wireless system involved transmission of power through earth.
Because it wouldn't use long conductors, it wouldn't be affected by currents induced by geomagnetic activity.
So basically it sounds like he wanted to "fry" the atmosphere using elevated high voltage terminals, in addition to the ground currents. And probably some of the same people who are worried about HAARP are wondering why we don't have Tesla's wireless electricity. Ironic, isn't it?
At the Wardenclyffe facility the ground connection consisted of a 300-foot long vertical pipe driven downward from the bottom of a 120-foot deep shaft, placing the maximum depth of the installation beneath the earth's surface at 420 feet. A conducting path is also establish through the rarified upper level atmosphere between the transmitting and receiving stations elevated high voltage terminals, leading to the name "air-ground system." Tesla clearly stated that his system used conduction and that energy escapes from the system in the form of electromagnetic radiation. The conducting media are the earth below and the atmosphere above 5 miles elevation. While the region from 5 miles up to the ionosphere is not an ohmic conductor, the density or pressure is sufficiently reduced to so that, according to Tesla’s theory, the atmosphere’s insulating properties can be easily impaired allowing an electric current to flow. His theory further suggests that the conducting region is developed through the process of atmospheric ionization, shifting the effected portions thereof to a plasma state.