High Voltage Press books by George Trinkaus
Tesla : The Lost Inventions
Here are the suppressed inventions of Nikola Tesla all in one place
rendered in clear English and in 42 illustrations. Tesla was famous at
the turn of the century for inventing the alternating-current system
still in use today. But his later inventions, documented in some 30 U.S.
patents between 1890 and 1921, have never been utilized as Tesla
intended despite their obvious potential for advancing in fundamental
ways the technology of modern civilization. Among these lost inventions:
the disk-turbine rotary engine, the Telsa-coil electric energy magnifier,
high-frequency lighting, the magnifying transmitter, a radical
high-power radio, wireless electric power, and the free energy receiver.
(This is the original and the classic. Accept no pot-boiler imitations,
The other "classic," third edition, countless printings, still selling.
Invented by Nikola Tesla back in 1891, the Tesla coil can boost power
from a wall socket or battery to millions of high frequency volts.
In this booklet, the only systematic treatment of the Tesla coil
for the electrical nonexpert, you'll find a wealth of information on
one of the best-kept secrets of electric technology, plus all the facts
you need to build a Tesla coil on any scale. And you can build one out
of everyday stuff; the coil shown features a beer-bottle capacitor.
A well-tuned coil's output is harmless but can perform amazing tasks.
Light your home, farm, or ranch at a fraction of the usual cost.
Disinfect water. Build a powerful radio transmitter. Includes an
introduction to the megapower Tesla coil called the magnifying
transmitter and how Tesla envisioned its use for wireless power
and global communications.
Son of Tesla Coil
Build a Tesla Lighting Plant. We've thrown lots of sparks, but is that all Tesla
had in mind? In this sequel to the classic Tesla Coil, we venture into the
utilitarian Tesla. In clear English and 40 illustrations, we ponder the questions:
Can Tesla coils do real work? Can a Tesla coil power a practical alternative
fluorescent lighting? Build a "third generation" Tesla coil. Discover the magic
of oil immersion, of close coupling, and of precise pulsing. Learn how to
drive a Tesla coil from low-voltage battery power. See how the new neon
technology can be adapted for Tesla off-the-shelf. Build a solid-state pulse
generator and a Tesla lighting plant. Then hook up your ammeter and see what
it says about Tesla efficiencies. Can battery-powered Tesla technology aid
us in the next big blackout? Will Tesla be the next big step forward in home power?
Another Lost Technology by the U.S. Navy (1951) edited by Trinkaus.
First came the vacuum tube, then the transistor, right?. Not really. In between
there is another lost entity. Electronics engineers of the 1950's believed the
rugged little magnetic amplifier was going to replace the fragile vacuum tube
in all its functions under a megacycle. Originating in the USA but adopted and
developed by the Nazis for the V2 missile, the mag amp after WWII found a clique
of boosters among US electronics engineers. This document, unusually passionate
and well written for a military tech manual, is their promotional brochure.
Evident today only in some motor-control and power-supply regulator applications,
the mag amp not only can regulate but can magnify, modulate, switch, pulse-generate,
invert, convert, multivibrate, phase shift, and multiply. Mag amps require zero
maintenance, can be made indestructible and EMP-proof, and can handle up to 200,000
amperes. Modulate your Tesla coil with a mag amp. This booklet has been completely
reset and redesigned for economy and readability.
The Secret of Tesla's Radio and Wireless Power.Who owns the ether? In clear English,
66 illustrations, and a minimum of math, this booklet details the radical radio
technology of Nikola Tesla. Early elemental wireless devices like Tesla's and
many others shown in this booklet are fascinating and worthy of study because
they remind us that powerful radio technologies can be so simple and accessible.
Here is Tesla's peculiar radio in the context of the conventional. Modern radio
took a lot from Tesla, but what did it ignore? Tesla's potent transmitter
produced high-voltage, sudden-pulse disturbances of low frequency conducted
through the ground as effectively as through copper wire. His wireless power
works on the very same principles. Also in these pages: spark reconsidered,
grounding rediscovered, low frequency revived, lament on solid state,
underground radio, license-free radio, the suppression of amateur radio,
carrier-current radio, radio-free energy...
Tesla : The True Wireless
Everything You Know is Wrong. By Nikola Tesla (1919), edited by Trinkaus. In
Tesla's own words and in 20 illustrations, this is the inventor's final
published statement on how radio, at the radical, really works. What is
the true wireless? Tesla says the orthodox Hertzian radio we've been taught
is a "fiction." He insists that the amount of energy that can be transmitted
is "billions of times greater" than conventional radio would allow. Can we
transmit electric power to our homes and workplaces without wires? Can
the unsightly and fragile grid come down? Tesla says Yes. This article of
1919 has been completely reset and redesigned for clarity. Includes an
introduction by Trinkaus, explanatory notes, and information sources.
Magnetic Amplifiers Bibliography
By the U.S. Navy (1951). A supplement to Magnetic Amplifiers. The zealous
authors of Magnetic Amplifiers appended this exhaustive 500-entry compendium,
which lends itself to separate publication. Most of the citations are of
patents you can still easily access. There are also citations of scientific
and engineering journal articles, of military documents, and of procedings
of the Institutes of Electrical, Electronics and Radio Engineers.
Entries range all the way from the year 624 BC to 1951. A must for further
research into the lost technology of the magnetic amplifier. Or you can just
enjoy perusing these citations for a glimpse into a world of electronics