Subject: single shot
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 1995 13:32:07 -0500 (EST)
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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
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 do)
through a resistor. Anyone interested in a research project ?!
Also, I know that the resistance of an arc goes down with
increasing current. So the voltage of the secondary should drop
considerably after the arc forms. It would be intersting to get relative
voltage readings pre and post arc. A scope probe placed far enough away in
a non arcing direction might allow one to see this effect.