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Zero Cool 22nd October 2004 08:34 PM

The Pass Monster?

Originally posted by Nelson Pass Since you ask, I would be happy to do a 1+ KW class AB monster
I just noticed that this thread has seen 790 replies and has been veiwed 134804 times.

What do you say we split it off to a new thread labeled the "Pass Monster?"


Nelson Pass 22nd October 2004 11:29 PM

OK, but I am reliably informed that Monster Cable is
currently suing everyone using the name "Monster",
supposedly even if they're not in audio. Sounds like an
uphill battle to me. What we need to do is find a little
company, almost out of business, that can prove it shipped
a piece of wire with "monster" on it before Noel shipped his.

I had that technique in my back pocket when the boys at
Klipsch got excited over the use of the name "Forte"

Heh Heh.

I do like the Id reference though, and have always liked
"Beast With a Million Watts", which already has a terrific
poster and makes a fine homage to Roger Corman, whom
I admire greatly.

Unfortunately, I'm not too certain about literally delivering the
million watts. On the other hand, CyclotronGuy is already
agitating, particularly since he can lay his hands on two of the
tube types of which one powered the cyclotron at Crocker.

I believe he can do this, as he showed up in my driveway one
afternoon with one of them in the back of his pickup. The
filament runs at 300 amps.

Let's see, leaving the tube thing behind, I'll run up some
numbers on a megawatt and see if it's worth bothering with.

joe carrow 22nd October 2004 11:41 PM

I've only just started following this thread- but it seems to me that a good upper limit would be around 11,000 watts- 220 volts on a 50 amp breaker. Sure we'd have to unplug the clothes dryer or the electric stove- but I think that a few of us might be able to pull it off.

Incidentally, I recall using 3 phase power in the pro sound club at RPI. I can't remember the details of it since I was only a member for a few months before homework took me out of play, but I remember our amps were supposed to add up to some 14 kW.

no WAY am I going to be the one trying this- but I would absolutely love to see some web pages describing this kind of insanity!

Nelson Pass 23rd October 2004 12:07 AM

So my calculator tells me that I can peak at 1 megawatt by
delivering 1000 amps and 1000 volts simultaneiously into
1 ohm. It's doable, but not where I live.

OK, so let's run with the 240V at 50 amp concept: If we had
perfect components (no losses) and a really stiff Ac line,
we could imagine about 28,700 KW peak into 4 ohms.

I think, though, that we will have to assume some losses.

Nevertheless, would something like this make you happy? :wiz:

pass /: thinks you should be careful what you wish for.

Michael Rothacher 23rd October 2004 12:22 AM

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Missed the poster the first time around. Very nice. I'll have to find some other way to contribute.:cool:

How about some parts from the gravity drive wer're working on out here at Groom Lake?:darkside:

This is from this month's EDN.

Nelson Pass 23rd October 2004 12:28 AM

How much gravity do you get out of it? :cool:

Michael Rothacher 23rd October 2004 01:28 AM

Muuhahaha! More than Boeing!

From Jane's News

Get your tin foil beanies out kids!

Stocker 23rd October 2004 01:58 AM

Gentlemen, such levity! Gravity should be approached with more gravity.


Brian Donaldson 23rd October 2004 02:48 AM

There are at least 12 car amps out there that put out 1KW... and the neatest thing is they do it while only drawing 30A at 12V!

GRollins 23rd October 2004 04:42 AM

Anti-gravity, at least in principle, isn't all that difficult. All you need to do is generate anti-phase gravity waves and you'll create a null.
Who needs Cavorite?
The crux of the matter is that no one quite has a handle on how to efficiently generate gravity waves short of piling a lot of mass in one place. Or at least nothing that's been admitted in public.


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