Re: Tesla Secondary Voltage

I might have made a "whoops" on this one. Apologies to Ed Phillips
if I have....

EP> >     Ran a simple experiment similar to the single push of
EP> > the "zap" button this evening.  Used a variac to reduce primary
EP> > voltage on neon until spark rate was only two or three a second.
EP> > About 8" feeble sparks to grounded rod.  Increased the primaryh
EP> > voltage to 120 and got heavy 16 to 18 inch white sparks.
MW> The problem I see with this test is that it doesn't treat 
MW> spark rate and cap voltage separately. The single-shot pings
MW> I've been doing have been with a normal operational spark gap 
MW> setting (and hence normal capacitor voltage).
BUT, you never mentioned resetting the spark gap :(