I have been reading up about tesla coils and wondered what happens in a tesla coil circuit.
If I have a tesla coil producing around 40KV in close proximity (around 10mm spark gap) to a metal pin that is connected to a 1 ohm resistor and then ground, what value would I expect to see if I measured across (assuming that there was an arc between the tesla coil and metal pin):
- The spark gap
- The resistor
Would the total voltage that I measured be equal to the 40KV from the tesla coil, and would the voltage across the resistor be equal to or a lot less than the 40KV of the tesla coil?