New rotary wheel

 * Original msg to: Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com

Quoting Ed Sonderman <Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com>

 ES> I tried it at lower power first, with the welder set at its lowest
 ES> setting. Best performance was obtained with the speed up about the
 ES> same rate that I used to run the rotary with 8 electrodes.  Then I
 ES> cranked the welder up to full power and fired the coil again.  We 
 ES> now have major thick blue bolts that hit everything in sight - and
 ES> frequently.  I was very surprised to look down at the meter and see 
 ES> the primary pig current way up - swinging back and forth between 35 
 ES> and 45 amps!!  The highest I could get before was 23 amps. 

Well, well well. That just shot you into the big leagues.

 ES> This thing is producing major power. 

I would imagine so. You are bumping between 8 - 10 kVA. That is an 
amazing amount of power through a six inch diameter secondary coil.

 ES> I can't tell how long the discharges are because my basement is 
 ES> too small.  It is kind of scary to sit at the controls about 12 
 ES> feet from the coil and not flinch when the discharges start coming 
 ES> my way.  They mostly want to hit the floor joists, heat ducts, water 
 ES> pipes and the wire strike shields that I have all over the ceiling. 

Do you think that coil will hit your goal of 72 inch strikes once it
has enough space around it?

Richard Quick

... If all else fails... Throw another megavolt across it!
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