Is ‘PEAK POWER’ a Valid Measurement for Plasma Beam tube?

Some Rife Machine vendors post power output as Peak Power incorrectly.

For example a vendor posts their beam tube to have Peak Power of 470 watts: “Peak Power: When gated or modulated, approximately 470 watts on the high potential voltage rise on the leading edge of the square wave waveform.”

What they are describing is the instantaneous power that the unit consumes when the tube goes from a totally off state to a totally on state. This is not power output, it how much power it consumes. This is the tube becoming ionized. How long does that take? The speed of electron flow (which is virtually the speed of light). But at the time that that happens, their power supply across the tube has to be larger than the normal operating supply to “ignite” the tube- generally about 1.5 to 2 times the voltage. As power is a square factor, the power consumed during that time would be about 350-600 watts. So yes, the “instantaneous” power is higher than the normal power.

There are 2 flaws with this claim:

1. You only get this peak power “on the leading edge” of the waveform. How long is that happening? It can’t be much more than a microsecond. So, if you have 1 microsecond of 470 watts with a 1 KHz. squarewave, you have 470 watts 0.1 % of the time, 150 watts 49.9% of the time, and 0 watts 50% of the time. The 470 watts of high power only takes place 1/1000’th of the time, which is totally insignificant. That give an average power of 75.3 watts.- the 470 watts of peak power has contributed 0.3 watts.

Even if you ignore the 50% off time (which is not possible because you have to turn the tube off to get a leading edge to turn the tube on!), the 0.1% of the time is only 1/500’th of the on time- still insignificant, and that would raise the average power to 150.6 watts.

2. At high pulse frequencies, the tube stays ionized, so there is no 470 watt peak power at high pulse frequencies. How high? anything above 5 Khz is affected to some degree. This high power effect only happens at lower frequencies.

This shows that you can make ridiculous claims based upon how much you want to skew that data including omitting operating conditions. Please read this following document ( and Notice that we could claim 17,200 watts of peak power for the BCX Ultra but we won’t.

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