Re: single shot
Subject: Re: single shot
From: mrbarton-at-ix-dot-netcom-dot-com (Mark Barton)
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 1995 03:58:26 -0800
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> I have been thinking about the formation and maintainance of arcs
>from telsa coils. Do the long secondary arcs that I see from various people
>form in one ring-down time from the secondary, or are they formed from
Definitely multiple ring-downs. You can prove it for yourself very easily.
Just tap your ZAP button for a brief instant. You will get a little spark
compared to when you hold it down.
> Has anyone ever done single-shot discharge experiments
>where the secondary is only allowed to ring-down once? To do this, I think
>one could charge the primary cap with a dc supply (a low current one would
>through a resistor. Anyone interested in a research project ?!
I've done this many times. You get a spark about 1/10 as long as normal.