Re: Secondary Construction
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Subject: Re: Secondary Construction
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 11:13:47 -0400
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In a message dated 95-10-03 22:34:01 EDT, tesla-at-grendel.objinc-dot-com writes:
>> Point taken, but...
>> Can anyone explain why sparks would prefer to travel down the inside
>> of the former (winding) rather than the outside ?
>thppppppth! Oh, sorry, had to dust off some neurons. I'd guess that the
>magnetic flux density tends to be greater inside the secondary, and
>without the added dielectric of the end caps, arc form more easily.
With a couple of million volts, who knows. Sometimes the discharges just
kind of go where they want.